Louisiana abortion bill: No more murder charges for women, lawmakers say
"This is a thorny political question, but we all know that it is actually very simple. Abortion is murder," Rep. Danny McCormick, a Republican from Oil City, proclaimed as he opened debate. He noted that a majority of Louisiana lawmakers in the heavily Republican Legislature say they are anti-abortion rights, and briefly chided those abortion rights opponents who also oppose his bill. "We're faltering and trying to explain it away."