Louisiana House Committee Passes Bill Putting Abortionists in Prison Up to 20 Years for Killing Babies
May 18, 2022 | Louisiana
A Louisianian state House committee took the first steps today in holding abortionists criminally accountable for killing babies in abortions once Roe v. Wade is overturned. The legislation would make it so abortionists would face fines and prison sentences of up to 20 years for ending the lives of little unborn children.
The House Health and Welfare committee passed 10-2 a bill by Sen. Katrina Jackson, a Monroe Democrat, that would set criminal penalties for anyone who provides an abortion if the Supreme Court overturns abortion rights and lets Louisiana’s existing trigger law go into effect. The trigger law bans all abortions in the state with a narrow exception only to save the life of the pregnant person or prevent permanent damage to a life-sustaining organ.
Under Jackson’s bill, anyone who provides an abortion for a person up to 15 weeks along in their pregnancy could get up to 10 years in prison and pay up to $100,000 in fines. For pregnancies past 15 weeks, those penalties would double to up to 20 years in prison and $200,000 in fines. The bill specifically exempts the pregnant person from these penalties…. (Excerpt from LIFENEWS.COM)