House passes abortion bill

Published: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 10:37 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 10:37 a.m.

The House voted 92-0 for a proposal by Rep. Valarie Hodges, R-Denham Springs, that would add coercion of a female child to undergo an abortion as a defined form of child abuse under the law.

All Houma-Thibodaux area representatives voted in favor except Gordon Dove, R-Houma, who was absent. House Bill 278 moves to the Senate.

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