Even Abortion Rights Opponents Are Aghast at Brutality of GOP Bill in Louisiana

Louisiana’s leading anti-abortion organization does not support a bill set for a Thursday vote that would qualify abortion as murder under state law.

“Our long-standing policy is that abortion-vulnerable women should not be treated as criminals,” Louisiana Right to Life said in a Friday statementWe note that the bill criminalizes abortion seekers. “Instead, we should hold accountable the individuals performing the abortion or selling or providing the chemical abortion drugs.”

The group’s statement centers on the “Abolition of Abortion in Louisiana Act” (H.B. 813), a Republican-backed law that would punish abortion-seekers with life imprisonment for a crime that carries a lifetime sentence, is the subject of the group’s statement. It establishes that life begins “from the moment of fertilization,” calling an unborn child “an individual human being from fertilization until birth.” The bill, sponsored by state Rep. Danny McCormick, was passed out of committee earlier this month and is scheduled to be considered Thursday for a floor debate by the full House, according to The Daily Advertiser.

“Murder is murder,” McCormick told USA Today. “It’s real simple. We’re having the debate about whether the pre-born have the same protections as the born.”

Louisiana Right to Life is against criminalizing abortion-seekers but it still supports making provision of abortion a crime. The group supports a S.B. According to 342, this group is currently backing a S.B. The IlluminatorThis legislation would make it easier to penalize anyone who performs an abortive procedure. The legislation would also make abortion a crime punishable by up 10 years in prison or a $100,000 fine if performed after 15 weeks.

Pastor Brian Gunter of Livingston First Baptist expressed disapproval with the group’s position, tellingYou can find more information at Fox affiliate that it was “being inconsistent and not following their pro-life ethic.”

He added that “if you don’t want to end abortion and criminalize it, you’re saying that some people can be killed without criminal consequences.”

Other religious groups also oppose the crackdown.

According to the Louisiana Conference of Catholic Bishops’ board, which includes the bishops responsible for the seven Roman Catholic Dioceses in Louisiana and the bishops who are in charge of them, the legislation was rejected by the conference on Tuesday. The Advocate.

These bills are part of a larger Republican crusade for abortion restrictions in all 50 states. Politico published last week reportedThe Supreme Court has already voted informally to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 ruling establishing America’s constitutional right to abortion.

According to the Guttmacher Institute, 23 states already have abortion bans on their books and 13 have “trigger laws” that would immediately ban all or nearly all abortions if RoeThis is a mistake.