Louisiana Senate Committee Passes Legislation Dealing With Women Getting Abortions
A state senator's amendment helps a fellow senator get her bill passed.
Wednesday, Louisiana Senate Health and Welfare Committee heard Louisiana Senator Sharon Weston Broome's measure that would require women to hear the heartbeat of their unborn baby before they can have an abortion. It would alter a two-year-old law requiring women to view an ultrasound of their baby before having the procedure.
Senator Sherri Buffington proposed an amendment that was added to the bill giving women the right to opt out of the heartbeat and ultrasound requirement.
Julie Mickelberry with Planned Parenthood still opposes the legislation. She says it's an intrusion on the doctor-patient relationship.
As amended, Sen. Broome's bill passed the Louisiana Senate Health and Welfare Committee unanimously--going next to the Louisiana Senate floor.