Political Minute May 22, 2014

West Monroe -- Former Governor Edwin Edwards is flying solo in his campaign for the 6th Congressional District.
Though polls favor him to easily make the runoff, the 86-year-old contender doesn't even have a press secretary.
Reportedly, his wife Trina is serving as the in-between for now.

After passing four abortion bills Wednesday, sending one to the Governor, pro-life lawmakers are already wondering what comes next.

House Bill 388 by Monroe Representative Katrina Jackson is requiring abortion clinics to have admitting privileges at a hospital within a 30-mile radius, will soon be signed by Gov. Bobby Jindal.

While pro-choice advocates contend it will restrict access and shutter facilities, supporters consider it one of the more important abortion bills passed in recent memory.

Three other bills appear destined for Jindal's desk as well.

Senate bill 12-74 by Rep. Austin Badon of New Orleans allows women to be kept alive on life support until their child is born, if reasonably possible.

Another house bill by Frank Hoffmann of West Monroe would prohibit employees of abortion providers from distributing materials and providing instruction in schools that receive state funding.

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