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Bid to ban 15-week abortions expected to become law

5 months 1 week 23 hours ago Wednesday, May 16 2018 May 16, 2018 May 16, 2018 12:29 PM May 16, 2018 in News
Source: Associated Press
BATON ROUGE (AP) - A bid to ban abortions after 15 weeks is expected to become law in Louisiana.
  
The Senate on Wednesday voted 24-1 to approve a proposal to outlaw 15-week abortions that would only take effect if a federal court upholds a similar ban in Mississippi.
  
Democratic Sen. John Milkovich sponsored the bill and says he wants to see the state forbid all abortions.
  
A spokesman for Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards says the governor is inclined to sign the bill into law.
  
Mississippi enacted a 15-week abortion ban in March. It was immediately challenged by the state's only abortion clinic and a federal judge put the law on hold. That state now faces what is expected to be a protracted legal battle.

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