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Louisiana GOP Advances Bill to Criminalize Abortion as Murder

HeadlineMay 06, 2022

The Louisiana House has advanced a Republican-led bill that would classify abortions as murder, allowing prosecutors to criminally charge people who terminate their pregnancies. Reproductive justice advocates have condemned the measure as “blatantly unconstitutional” and “barbaric.” 

In related news, college and high school students on Thursday held walkouts across the country as protests continue in response to a leaked Supreme Court opinion that revealed the court is preparing to overturn Roe — the landmark 1973 decision that established a constitutional right to abortion nationwide. Supreme Court Justice John Roberts has decried the leak as “absolutely appalling.” 

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