Home State Legislature ‘Abortion threat’ bill passes committee

‘Abortion threat’ bill passes committee

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Drew White
LSU Manship School News Service

BATON ROUGE –The termination of pregnancy by illegal interference and feticide may soon become “crimes of violence” under Louisiana state law.

A House panel approved a bill 8-4 on Tuesday to prohibit the use of physical force or threats of violence against “the person or property” of a pregnant woman with the intent to compel her to undergo an abortion against her will.

“A former abortion clinic security guard testified before our legislature that the greatest threat to women at abortion clinics were the men that accompanied them,” said Alex Seghers of the Louisiana Right to Life

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