Louisiana Axes Murder Charge From Anti-Abortion Bill

New Orleans’ NBC News affiliate reports:

Louisiana women who have abortions will not be pressed with criminal charges according to a revision of House Bill 813, that was discussed by lawmakers Thursday. The House passed an amendment 65 to 26, replacing the controversial bill.

House Bill 813 by north Louisiana Representative Danny McCormick [photo] passed favorably out of committee by a 7 to 2 vote last week.

The bill would have subjected Louisiana women to criminal homicide prosecutions for having abortions and would have essentially outlawed in vitro fertilization. Lawmakers amended the bill, getting rid of the criminal penalties for women who have abortions.

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McCormick first appeared on JMG in 2020 when he used a chainsaw to destroy a face mask, saying, “People who don’t wear masks will be soon painted as the enemy just as they did to Jews in Nazi Germany. If the government has the power to force you to wear a mask they can force you to stick a needle in your arm against your will. They can put a microchip in you. They can even make you take the mark.”