LA: GOP Advances Bill to Make Abortion a Homicide by Patient and Provider

Source: Common Dreams

“Louisiana Republicans on Wednesday advanced legislation that criminalizes abortion as homicide, allowing for the prosecution of both the pregnant person and those who assist them. Introduced in March by Rep. Danny McCormick (R-Oil City), House Bill 813 advanced out of committee in a 7-2 vote Wednesday, just days after a leaked U.S. Supreme Court draft opinion revealed the court’s right-wing majority is on the cusp of striking down Roe v. Wade. Amid a nationwide wave that includes hundreds of state-level attacks on reproductive rights, HB 813 now heads to the full House in Louisiana. McCormick’s measure, which would give personhood to a fertilized egg, states that its provision should be enforced ‘without regard to the opinions and judgments of the Supreme Court of the United States in Roe’ or that decision’s ‘judicial progeny, past and future.'” (05/05/22)