Louisiana legislators advance bill classifying abortion as homicide

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By Gabriella Borter and Sharon Bernstein (Reuters) – Louisiana lawmakers have advanced a bill that would abolish abortion in the state, grant constitutional rights to “all unborn children from the moment of fertilization” and classify abortion as a homicide crime. The move on Wednesday came two days after a leaked draft ruling showed the U.S. Supreme Court poised to overturn the 1973 landmark Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion nationwide. The court’s final ruling is expected in June. The Louisiana bill is one of a raft of proposals by lawmakers in conservative states to restrict acce…

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