Both pro-life and pro-choice protesters are planning rallies outside the Louisiana State Capitol, where a sensitive topic focusing on abortion bills are being heard by lawmakers.
The Senate will vote on House Bill 425, the “Love Life” amendment, which would change Louisiana’s constitution to say there is no right to an abortion or to public funds allowed for the procedure.
HB 425 is one of two anti-abortion bills currently moving through legislature.
Rep. Jackson’s bill gained overwhelming support from House lawmakers, who approved it with an 80-10 vote in April.
If the amendment gets two-thirds of the Senate’s votes, it will be placed on an Oct. 12 ballot for voters to decide.