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Louisiana Legislature approves ‘fetal heartbeat’ abortion ban

Louisiana Legislature approves ‘fetal heartbeat’ abortion ban

La. passes fetal heartbeat billA bill banning abortions in Louisiana once a fetal heartbeat is detected secured final passage in the Legislature here Wednesday just days after a federal judge blocked a similar law in Mississippi.

Democratic  Gov. John Bel Edwards said he will sign the bill, making Louisiana the  fourth state to enact laws banning abortions once a fetal heartbeat is  detected, generally considered about six weeks.

“It’s  not a difficult decision for me because I’ve let people know for a long  time that I’m pro-life,” Edwards said in an interview with USA TODAY  before the vote, which was a foregone conclusion.

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