Louisiana budget bill gets Senate approval; funding still in question

East Baton Rouge Parish Courtroom

East Baton Rouge Parish Courtroom

The House on Monday approved the constitutional amendment by a vote of 82-15, putting the proposal one small step from a public vote.

According to the Louisiana Department of Health, only 4 percent of abortions in the state in 2017 were performed after 15 weeks.

While the bill was not heavily discussed on the House floor Tuesday, more deliberation had occurred in House Administration of Criminal Justice Committee over potential litigation costs.

Louisiana is on the path to adopting one of the nation's most restrictive anti-abortion laws, as a proposed ban on abortions after 15 weeks of... However, Milkovich argued that the costs would be worthwhile. Hodges says abortions after 15 weeks are unsafe for mothers.

Louisiana, which tends to be among states with the tightest restrictions on abortion access, now prohibits abortion after 20 weeks.

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"This is a very hard, gruesome procedure that women are subjected to".

MS enacted the same limit on abortions in March. As amended, the law would not take effect unless the MS law is upheld in court, The Advocate reports.

The bill added an amendment that brings the date considered for conception up to the generally accepted medical standard.

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