The measure captured national attention when it walked out of committee last Wednesday with a 7-2 vote, less than 48 hours after a draft notice was leaked that showed the Supreme Court was potentially on the verge. to quash Roe v. Wade.
The heated debate at Louisiana House revealed deep divisions within the anti-abortion movement that could intensify in a post-Roe world. State Rep. Danny McCormick (R), the bill’s sponsor, argued that a fetus should have the same protections as a person, while other Republicans urged caution, pointing out that the anti-abortion movement does not support the imposition of criminal charges against pregnant women and other pregnant women. people.