Signs In LA Abortion Clinics Approved
A lawmaker's bill to post signs in abortion clinics informing women about abortion alternatives has passed the Louisiana Senate. Republican Frank Hoffmann says his bill would prevent young woman from being coerced into abortions. But critics say the bill interferes with a personal decision by a woman and her doctor. The signs would say it is illegal for others to coerce a woman into an abortion; that public and private agencies can help them during and after pregnancy; that the father is liable for child support; and that adoptive parents may cover the medical costs of pregnancy. The information would also be posted online. The Senate amended the bill before voting to approve it by 30-5, so the House must agree to the changes.