House to take up abortion legislation
BATON ROUGE - Planned Parenthood and abortions are again in the spotlight at the Capitol, where a pair of measures are scheduled to be brought up today.
The House Health and Welfare Committee passed Senate Concurrent Resolution 57 this morning, which calls on the state to scrutinize Planned Parenthood as they build a $4.2 million facility in New Orleans which will provide abortions.
Lawmakers said it seeks to prevent the organization from receiving any state economic benefits and make sure all state laws are followed at the facility.
The full House is scheduled to vote on House Resolution 105, which would also focus scrutiny on Planned Parenthood, as well as Senate Bill 90 which would ban abortions performed after consulting with a doctor over the internet.
Planned Parenthood organizers held a press conference before this morning's committee meeting decrying the measures as "playing politics" with women's health.
News 2's Olivia Laborde will have more on the measures' progress tonight.