Saturday, April 29, 2006

Louisiana Senate Approves Strict Abortion Ban – Measure Moves to House

The Louisiana State Senate approved a near-total ban on abortion on Wednesday of this week, allowing abortion only to save a woman's life. A person who performs an abortion in violation of this statute could be fined from $10,000 to $100,000, be sentenced to a jail term of one to ten years, or a combination of a fine and jail time. The ban is a “trigger law,” meaning it will only go into effect if Roe v. Wade is overturned. Governor Kathleen Blanco has told reporters she would sign “some kind of abortion bill,” reports the Times-Picayune.  Source. Feminist Daily News Wire, feminist.org. You can find the complete story by clicking here (last visited April 29, 2006, reo).

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