Louisiana Legislators Pass Bill Making Abortion a Homicide Crime

Louisiana Legislators Pass Bill Making Abortion a Homicide Crime


A House Appropriations Committee in Louisiana passed a bill Wednesday in a 7-2 vote to make abortions a homicide crime in the state.

The bill called the Abolition of Abortion in Louisiana Act of 2022, sponsored by state Rep. Danny McCormick, “fully recognizes the human personhood of an unborn child at all stages of development prior to birth from the moment of fertilization” and “ensure the right to life and equal protection of the laws to all unborn children from the moment of fertilization by protecting them by the same laws protecting other human beings.”

Under this bill, a pregnant woman ending her pregnancy and people who assist could be charged with murder. The bill does not include any exceptions, including rape and incest.

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