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Louisiana Governor Breaks With Democratic Party on Abortion

John Bel Edwards

John Bel Edwards

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Baton Rouge, La. (AP) -- Nearly three decades ago, when Democratic Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards' wife was 20 weeks pregnant with their first child, a doctor discovered their daughter had spina bifida and encouraged an abortion. The Edwardses refused.

Now, daughter Samantha is married and working as a school counselor, and Edwards finds himself an outlier in polarized abortion politics.