Louisiana Voters Approve Constitutional Amendment to Protect Life if U.S. Supreme Court Roe v. Wade is Overturned

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By Will Sentell, Mark Ballard, Staff writers, The Advocate, Nov. 4, 2020

Louisiana voters Tuesday approved a constitutional amendment that would add anti-abortion language to the state constitution and rejected another proposal that would allow local governments to negotiate payments in lieu of property taxes paid by businesses.

Both plans were among seven constitutional amendments decided by voters. All seven required majority approval to take effect.

Four of the other five won approval.

The abortion measure — Amendment 1 — was touted as a way to ensure that, if the landmark U.S. Supreme Court Roe v. Wade ruling that legalized abortions is overturned, state residents would clearly be on record opposing the procedure if the issue returns to individual states. The new wording is aimed at making clear that Louisiana opposes abortion and public funding for abortions.  …

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