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Fri Jun 1, 2012, 08:01 PM

Louisiana House Approves Bill Banning Abortions After 20 Weeks [View all]

Source: Reuters

Louisiana House approves bill banning abortions after 20 weeks

NEW ORLEANS | Fri Jun 1, 2012 7:50pm EDT

By Kathy Finn

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - The Louisiana state House of Representatives on Friday unanimously approved a bill that would prohibit abortion beyond 20 weeks after fertilization unless the mother's life is in danger.

Georgia a month ago became the seventh state to ban most or all abortions after 20 weeks. Alabama, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Nebraska and North Carolina also have such restrictions.

Under the Louisiana measure, doctors who violate the 20-week provision could face up to two years in prison.

Senate President John Alario, who introduced the bill, earlier agreed to an amendment requested by the Louisiana State Medical Society that would absolve physicians from penalties if they perform an abortion to protect the life of a pregnant woman. Otherwise, a violation would subject a doctor to fines and imprisonment.

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSBRE8501IE20120601?irpc=932

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