Louisiana governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco — a woman and a Democrat — signs into law a South Dakota-style abortion ban.
NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) – Louisiana Democratic Gov. Kathleen Blanco signed into law a ban on most abortions, which would be triggered if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns its 1973 ruling legalizing the procedure, a spokesman said on Saturday.
The ban would apply to all abortions, even in cases of rape or incest, except when the mother’s life is threatened. It is similar to a South Dakota law that has become the latest focus of the abortion battle.
But, see, it’s okay, because it will only go into effect if Roe v. Wade is overturned, and it will allow abortions for rape and incest for Medicaid recipients just as long as Medicaid rules require it.
So, let’s review. The South Dakota ban is turning into a political disaster even among conservatives, Louisiana already *has* a trigger law, there are large swaths of coastal Louisiana that are depopulated and destroyed and have no functioning economy, the levees in New Orleans are barely patched together, tens of thousands of people are living in tin cans with hurricane season upon us . . . . and it’s vitally necessary to pass an abortion ban that won’t even take effect until some future event happens?
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