This week Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal (R) is expected to sign an ultrasound bill into law. Senate Bill 528, which would require women seeking an abortion to have an ultrasound at least two hours before the procedure, was passed in the the Louisiana House of Representatives by a vote of 79-0.
LA State Senator Sharon Broome, (D-Baton Rouge), a longtime pro-life advocate and sponsor of the bill, emphasized how important it is that women be fully informed before undergoing abortion. The new law requires that a woman either be given the option of viewing the ultrasound, or hearing a description and getting a copy of the ultrasound image.
Congratulations, Louisiana, for having two amazing pro-life leaders!