One lawmaker says women who are thinking about getting an abortion should be forced to listen to the baby's hearbeat first.
Senate Bill 708 was authored by Baton Rouge Senator Sharon Weston Broome.
It would also require women to get an ultrasound at least 24 hours before the scheduled abortion.
Right now women have to get an one only two hours before.
The bill passed the Senate Committee On Health And Welfare.
It now moves to the Senate floor for a vote.