March 11, 2006
Proposed Abortion Legislation in Louisiana Distinguishable from South Dakota Ban
A Louisiana legislator has filed a bill in that state’s legislature this week that would ban abortions except when the mother's life is in danger and in rape and incest cases within 13 weeks of conception. Doctors found guilty of performing abortions in other situations would face up to 10 years in prison and fines of $100,000. A similar bill was passed in 1991 but ruled unconstitutional by the Fifth United States Circuit Court of Appeals. This bill is viewed as not as strict as the South Dakota bill signed into law last week that allows an abortion only to save a mother’s life. Source: Doug Simpson, AP, SunHerald.com. For the complete story, please click here (last visited March 11, 2006, reo).
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