BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana senators say they want a federal court to approve the most restrictive abortion policy in the country before a similar measure would take effect in their state.
The Louisiana Senate voted 31-3 Tuesday to ban abortions after 15 weeks under the stipulation that the rule would take effect only after a legal battle over the same policy plays out over a measure approved by Mississippi and now facing a court challenge. Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards has said he’s inclined to sign the 15-week bill into law.
The measure is moving to the House for