Louisiana’s Democratic Governor Signs Abortion Ban into Law

The new law will outlaw abortion when a fetal heartbeat is detected.

  • Published 30 May 2019

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana’s Democratic governor has signed a ban on abortion as early as six weeks of pregnancy, a move that has provoked anger from members of his own party. Gov. John Bel Edwards signed the measure Thursday, making Louisiana the fifth state to enact such a law, joining Mississippi, Kentucky, Ohio and Georgia. Alabama’s gone further, outlawing virtually all abortions. The new law will outlaw abortion when a fetal heartbeat is… Read at AP News