“I really consider it to be a modern-day genocide.”, – Rep. Katrina Jackson
- Last month, Louisiana’s Governor John Bel Edwards, a pro-life Democrat, signed a ” heartbeat bill,” passed by bipartisan majorities in both chambers of the Louisiana legislature.
- One of the Democrats who voted for the bill is speaking out about the disproportionate effect of abortion on Black communities.
- State Rep. Katrina Jackson, a Black female Democrat, told NBC, “I think it mitigates our race’s voting power, it hurts our race’s power in the census.
I really consider it to be a modern-day genocide.” In addition to supporting the heartbeat bill, Jackson has sponsored the Love Life Amendment, a bill that would put a referendum on the 2020 ballot in Louisiana to amend the state constitution to say there is no constitutional right to abortion. […]