2017 was a fiscal session for the Louisiana Legislature, but two pro-life bills were presented and passed.
• SB 111, now Act 165, was authored by Beth Mizell. This law enhances parental consent requirements before an abortion to prevent fraudulent identification of adults claiming to be the girl’s parents and strengthens screening for coerced abortion, crimes against the child, or sex trafficking during judicial bypass proceedings. It was signed into law by Gov. John Bel Edwards on June 12.
• SB 128, now Act 243, was authored by Sen. John Milkovich. This law adds an additional layer of protection (crime/punishment) to prevent the sale of the dismembered bodies of babies after abortion. It was signed into law by Gov. Edwards on June 14.