Not surprising though. Governor John Bel Edwards is a devout Roman Catholic and has always been open that he holds an anti-abortion position with exceptions for rape, incest and threats to life of the mother.
And in voting with his devout Roman Catholic conscience he is in this instance ironically doing a massive favour for his party.
This is a total vote killer for a GOP desperately needing moderate independent voters next year
Broadly equivalent to huge swathes of Fianna Fail starting a massive rural "repeal divorce and same sex marriage legislation" campaign