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Governor Jindal Signs Bills to Protect Life

“These new laws will help us foster a greater culture of life in Louisiana and ensure that we continue to protect the weakest and most vulnerable among us.”

Governor Bobby Jindal

 

Governor Bobby Jindal’s office issued a news release on Jun 8, 2012 titled Governor Jindal Signs Bill to Protect Life.  Today he signed SB330 by Senator Rick Ward and SB708 by Senator Sharon Broome.

 

SB330 by Senator Rick Ward creates the crime of criminal abortion. The crime is defined as the performance of an abortion where the abortionist is not a Louisiana Licensed physician. The punishment is specified as from one to five years at hard labor and a fine between $5,000 and $50,000.

2012 Regular Session
Instruments by Rick Ward, III

Instrument Status Summary
SB330
SIGNED BY THE GOVERNOR
ACT 646
CRIME/PUNISHMENT – Criminalizes the act of performing an abortion where the abortionist is not a licensed physician. (8/1/12)

 

SB708 by Senator Sharon Weston BroomeHear the Heart Beat Act

2012 Regular Session
Instruments by Sharon Weston Broome

Instrument Status Summary
SB708
SIGNED BY THE GOVERNOR
ACT 685
ABORTION – Requires that the fetal heartbeat be made audible to, and ultrasound images be displayed for review by, a pregnant woman prior to an abortion. (8/1/12)

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