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Bobby Jindal Again Vetoes Louisiana's Surrogacy Bill After Objections From Pro-Life Groups
Christian Post ^ | 06/02/2014 | Anugrah Kumar

Posted on 06/02/2014 9:26:09 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has once again vetoed a bill that would set up a legal framework for surrogacy births in the state, saying the legislation "still raises concerns for many in the pro-life community."

"Despite the good intentions and hard efforts of the author, this legislation still raises concerns for many in the pro-life community," Jindal wrote in his veto message Saturday. "Thus, I cannot in good conscience, sign this bill."

Contracts governing surrogacy are not enforceable in the state's courts, but the legislation would allow couples and a woman to enter into a contractual surrogacy birth relationship. The House voted 72-7 for the bill, and the Senate voted 22-11.

Rep. Joe Lopinto, a Republican from Metairie who sponsored the legislation, hasn't declared whether he will ask the legislature to override the veto, which would require 70 votes in the House and 26 in the Senate. "If the body wants to do it we'll do it. I'm one of 70 votes that I need," The Associated Press quoted him as saying.

Later, Lopinto told The Times-Picayune, "At the end of the day the governor's going to win this war," indicating that an attempt to override the veto may not be an option.

Jindal vetoed a similar bill last year after conservative Christians and Catholics objected to it, saying the legislation seemed too permissive of surrogacy arrangements. Lopinto had amended the bill to address some of their concerns.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: bobbyjindal; louisiana; prolife; surrogacy

1 posted on 06/02/2014 9:26:09 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

More bad journalism.

Did pro-lifers object to his veto or not.

Two nos make a yes ??!

2 posted on 06/02/2014 9:30:31 AM PDT by George from New England (escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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