Louisiana anti-abortion bill awaits Bobby Jindal's signature, likely to shutter most clinics


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A bill that could result in the shuttering of up to four of Louisiana’s five abortion clinics overwhelmingly received full passage from the Louisiana Legislature Wednesday (May 21), and Gov. Bobby Jindal has indicated he will sign it into law.

The legislation is, in part, based on a similar measure passed in Texas last year and led to the closing of several abortion clinics in that state. In its last legislative hurdle, the House concurred an amendment on Wednesday (May 21) that was added to the bill on the Senate side. The bill’s sponsor, Rep. Katrina Jackson, D-Monroe, asked for final passage of the bill to much fanfare, as dozens of lawmakers who signed on as “co-authors” swarmed the podium to stand behind her.

The House voted 88-5 to send the bill to Jindal’s desk. Jindal, who included the legislation in a package of bills he officially backed, tweeted from his official Twitter account about an hour after the bill passed that he would sign it.

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Great news!


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JIndal is a stand-up guy! :thumbsup:


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:thumbsup: Hopefully he stays true to the faith and continues to do the right thing!


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Awesome ^^

Nine of the Thirteen abortion mills in Dallas have been closed now, through prayer and laws like this one. Hopefully the same trend will happen in Louisiana.


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Louisiana is the most pro-life state after all… I should know because I live there.


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:thumbsup:


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Sign it NOW Bobby! BIGGER than this!


#9

Praise God!


#10

Can’t be true. Catholics on Catholics Answers claim Republicans don’t do anything of substance to slow or halt abortions.


#11

Good news! Proud of Louisiana!


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I’m one of the most vociferous critics of the Democratic Party being pro-abortion, but we do need to give credit where credit is due.

This bill was passed by a Republican Legislature and will be signed by a Republican Governor. But the measure DID pass by 88-5. The LA House is 59-R, 45-D, and 2-Ind. So quite a few Democrats did vote for this law, and several were co-sponsors. So we do need to give them credit as well.

We also should note that all those opposed were Democrat.

*House members voting against the final concurrence – all Democrats, the majority of whom are from the New Orleans area – were Reps. Helena Moreno, D-New Orleans; Walt Leger, D-New Orleans; Ebony Woodruff, D-Harvey; Marcus Hunter, D-Monroe; and Herbert Dixon, D-Alexandria.

The 11 representatives who didn’t cast a vote – two of which were Republicans – were Reps. Neil Abramson, D-New Orleans; James Armes, D-Leesville; A.B. Franklin, D-Lake Charles; Randal Gains, D-LaPlace; Ted James, D-Baton Rouge; Chris Leopold, R-Belle Chasse; Joe Lopinto, R-Metairie; Jack Montoucet, D-Crowley; Barbara Norton, D-Shreveport; Ed Price, D-Gonzales; and Pat Smith, D-Baton Rouge. *


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We need more states to do this. Thank you in advance Gov. Jindal.


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