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Louisiana Republican Wants To Send Women Who Have Abortions To Prison

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Sunday, May, 1st, 2011, 12:00 pm

Back in 2008 Louisiana State Rep. John LaBruzzo, R-Metairie, stated that women on welfare should be given $1,000 to have their tubes tied, but he also believed that the bill also could include tax incentives for college-educated, higher-income people to have more children, he said.

Worried that welfare costs are rising as the number of taxpayers declines, state Rep. John LaBruzzo, R-Metairie, said Tuesday he is studying a plan to pay poor women $1,000 to have their Fallopian tubes tied.

“We’re on a train headed to the future and there’s a bridge out, ” LaBruzzo said of what he suspects are dangerous demographic trends. “And nobody wants to talk about it.”

LaBruzzo said he worries that people receiving government aid such as food stamps and publicly subsidized housing are reproducing at a faster rate than more affluent, better-educated people who presumably pay more tax revenue to the government. He said he is gathering statistics now.

“What I’m really studying is any and all possibilities that we can reduce the number of people that are going from generational welfare to generational welfare, ” he said.

This Republican wants to now eradicate all abortions in his state and sentence both women and doctors who commit this crime the ban to 15 years hard labor. The law would make no exceptions for cases of danger to the health of the mother, incest or rape, and would essentially be an attempt to overturn Roe v. Wade in the state of Louisiana.

That’s the plan. This law is purely political, an attempt to get the attention of pro-choice groups to challenge it in the courts and with the current make-up of the United States Supreme Court, overturn Roe vs. Wade entirely.




Louisiana Republican Wants To Send Women Who Have Abortions To Prison was written by Ray for PoliticusUSA.
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