Louisiana Committee Passes Bill Making Abortion Homicide, Declaring Unborn Babies People Under Law
May 6, 2022 | Louisiana
A Louisiana bill that would make aborting an unborn baby an act of homicide advanced Wednesday in the state House.
Forbes reports the controversial bill passed the House Appropriations Committee in a 7-2 vote and now heads to the full state House for consideration.
The Abolition of Abortion in Louisiana Act (House Bill 813), sponsored by state Rep. Danny McCormick, R-Oil City, recognizes “the human personhood of an unborn child at all stages of life” and ensures all rights and laws that apply to other human beings include unborn babies. This means aborting an unborn baby would be an act of homicide under the law.
The bill also tries to circumvent potential lawsuits by stating that a judge should be impeached or removed if they block the state from enforcing any part of the law. If it passes, the legislation would go into effect immediately.
“The taking of a life is murder and it is illegal. Louisiana law currently fails to provide equal protection for human life. Persons are deemed unworthy of legal protection for no other reason than they are not yet born,” McCormick said, BProud News reports. “We can’t wait on the Supreme Court.”… (Excerpt from LIFENEWS.COM)