Bill Req. Pregnant Women to Stay on Life Support Expected to Become Law

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A bill that recently passed the Louisiana State House of Representatives requires hospitals to keep women who are at least 20 weeks pregnant on life support, regardless of the family’s wishes. A previous version of the bill in the state Senate allowed family members to request the removal of life support for the pregnant woman, but the provision was removed. Governor Bobby Jindal is expected to sign the bill into law.

Bill Req. Pregnant Women to Stay on Life Support Expected to Become Law
Bill Req. Pregnant Women to Stay on Life Support Expected to Become Law

Bobby Jindal will soon decide on a bill that could require hospitals to keep pregnant women on life support, regardless of her family's wishes. The bill, which passed the Louisiana State House of Representatives last week, specifies that if a woman is at least 20 weeks pregnant, she must be kept on life support.

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