Pro-Life advocates pushing Landrieu to support new, stricter abortion bill
POSTED: Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 6:00pm
UPDATED: Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 6:04pm
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — Get ready for a new fight over abortion in Washington.
Republican senators today introduced a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks (5 months), arguing that babies at that stage can survive on their own.
Pro-Life advocates across the state are pushing Senator Mary Landrieu to get on board with the senate bill.
Just a few months ago, Senator Landrieu said she was undecided on a law like this.
"Senator Landrieu and other Democrats from southern states - conservative-oriented states - are really critical to this legislation’s passage,” stated Ben Clapper with Louisiana Right to Life. “We need their support of this legislation."