Terrible Bill O’ The Day: Mandie Landry’s Free Feticide For All!

House Bill 266, a measure introduced by far-left state representative Mandie Landry (D-New Orleans), appears as something many will be able to agree with…

Abstract: Provides for immunity from criminal prosecution and civil liability for pregnant women who experience pregnancy termination.

Proposed law provides that no person shall be held civilly liable, discriminated against, or otherwise punished or penalized for the outcome of her own pregnancy.

Proposed law provides that no person shall be criminally prosecuted or otherwise punished or penalized for the outcome of her own pregnancy.

Proposed law provides for examples of pregnancy outcomes including experiencing a stillbirth, miscarriage, intentional termination of a pregnancy, or any other pregnancy outcome that does not result in a live birth.

Proposed law provides for legislative intent and public policy.

Here’s specifically what it says…

§101. Immunity for pregnancy outcomes

Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, no person shall be criminally prosecuted or otherwise punished or penalized for the outcome of her own pregnancy, including experiencing a stillbirth, miscarriage, intentional termination of a pregnancy, or any other pregnancy outcome that does not result in a live birth.

“Or any other pregnancy outcome that does not result in a live birth?”

What if she stabs herself in the belly at nine months pregnant and kills the baby inside?

Here’s the thing – last year, Rep. Danny McCormick got himself in a good deal of trouble for bringing a bill that was pretty hard-core the other way, specifically criminalizing abortions so that women who had them would be liable.

McCormick got nowhere with that bill, and he didn’t bring it this year. Contrary to the pro-abortion side’s propaganda, there is no real momentum among the GOP political class or even among the pro-life establishment to criminalize pregnant women.

It’s a bogeyman the Left uses to raise money and to gin up votes among mostly single women, but it’s not a real thing.

There’s an added little piece to this which is kind of funny. McCormick’s name came up during Landry’s failed special-election bid for Karen Carter Peterson’s Senate seat, the race she lost late last year to Royce Duplessis. Landry was attacked because she didn’t join in a Democrat attempt to draw McCormick out of his seat last year; the Shreveport area is losing a season after this year’s elections due to redistricting, and per custom, the seat being lost will be Alan Seabaugh’s seat because he’s termed out of the House. The Democrats wanted to punish McCormick for that abortion bill, but Landry wouldn’t join in because she knew the Republican majority would easily retaliate by carving up her own district.

Duplessis attacked Landry as essentially being soft on the abortion issue because of her stance on McCormick. So this is her way of remaking her bones. She’s now doing what she can to reclaim the title of Abortion Barbie.

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When what this bill really makes her is Feticide Barbie. She’s trying to make a law that solves a nonexistent problem, and in the process she’d be making a violent crime legal.

It’s either an almost comically bad bit of bill drafting, or it’s a lot more monstrous even than that.

Regardless, it’s worthy of note. So today’s Terrible Bill O’ The Day goes to Mandie Landry, who gets the award in recognition of her unhinged, monomaniacal zeal to promote feticide in Louisiana.

You’re the queen, Mandie! Nobody fights for dead babies harder than you, and now everybody knows it.

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