… in the race to the bottom. perennial runner-up Kentucky is thankful.
be noted that the bill that passed the Louisiana legislation (79-0, natch) and immediately signed by gov. Jindal, only requires a woman seeking an abortion has to have an ultrasound (an additional expense of $80-300); the original bill required the woman to also view and keep a photograph of the ultrasound results, have to listen to a physician describe the foetus including its dimensions and parts visible via the ultrasound, pick a name, and paint a nursery. (the last two are not true. yet)
note that victims of rape and/or incest are not exempted.
but worry not: according to bill sponsor, state sen. Sharron Broome, "This is a bill that empowers women,'
because the lo' knows many women in Louisiana undergo abortions without knowing what an abortion is.