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Louisiana lawmakers support abortion pill ‘reversal’ bill

(Associated Press)
Published: Jun. 8, 2021 at 3:59 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 8, 2021 at 4:01 PM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers have given final passage to a proposal requiring doctors to suggest to women taking the abortion pill that the drug-induced effort to terminate a pregnancy could be stopped midway through the process, a scientifically questionable claim.

A 69-25 House vote Tuesday sent the bill by Republican Rep. Beryl Amedee to the governor’s desk.

Passage came over objections from opponents who said the legislation pushed by anti-abortion organizations could provide inaccurate, possibly dangerous information to women.

Supporters said they’re trying to give women who change their mind the possibility of reversing course on the abortion.

The legislation heads to Gov. John Bel Edwards, an anti-abortion Democrat.

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