The amendment was adopted by the state House in a 65-26 vote, rendering the House bill effectively dead, Seabaugh said. The Senate version will be heard by a House committee next week, he added.
The bill as amended would not outlaw contraception, criminalize any aspect of in vitro fertilization or apply any criminal penalties to pregnant women.
“We’re on the precipice of the most significant pro-life victory in this country in 50 years. We should be celebrating together, embracing each other as brothers in Christ,” he said. “We should not be at each other’s throats over a bill that is blatantly unconstitutional, makes criminals out of women, would not prevent a single abortion, and as far as I can tell, was only presented to give a couple of misguided people a platform . “
Gov. John Bel Edwards, a rare anti-abortion Democrat, also spoke out against the bill this week, calling it “radical.”
Following Thursday’s vote, Louisiana Right to Life said it does not expect the legislature to consider HB 813 further this session.
CNN’s Chuck Johnston contributed to this report.