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Louisiana lawmakers seek to encourage adoption over abortion

Information provided by the Associated Press

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana lawmakers are moving to bolster a state law aimed at encouraging women seeking an abortion to instead give birth and put the baby up for adoption.

Nearing final passage is a proposal by Rep. Rick Edmonds, a Baton Rouge Republican, that would add more information about adoption to a state-mandated website, and to a state-issued pamphlet that must be given to a woman before she can have an abortion.

The website and printed materials would have to contain information on adoption agencies, along with ways that a pregnant woman could get confidential information about placing a child for adoption.

Senators voted 31-0 Thursday for the proposal. It heads back to the House for approval of technical changes. Lawmakers there already unanimously supported the measure.

House Bill 449

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