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Democrat Louisiana Governor Set to Sign Pro-Life ‘Heartbeat Bill’

The Pelican State will be the sixth to protect the life of the unborn once a heartbeat is detected.

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Following five other states, Louisiana sent a bill to the desk of Democratic Party Gov. John Bel Edwards that would ban abortion after a heartbeat is detected, according to multiple reports.

Edwards is expected to sign the bill, breaking with his party on a major social issue.

“As I prepare to sign this bill, I call on the overwhelming bipartisan majority of legislators who voted for it to join me in continuing to build a better Louisiana that cares for the least among us and provides more opportunity for everyone,” he said in a statement.

Edwards has a pro-life record throughout his political career, and ran for governor on a pro-life platform. The bill has no exceptions for rape or incest, but does make an exception if the life of the mother is in danger.

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Ohio, Kentucky, Georgia, Alabama, and Missouri have all passed similar legislation in what is widely considered a push by conservatives to challenge the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision.

Gov. Brian Kemp of Georgia began the latest wave of pro-life legislation earlier this month.

Big League Politics reported:

The governor of Georgia kept his promise to sign a pro-life bill into law, signaling significant support for the pro-life community.

Gov. Brian Kemp signed the Living Infants Fairness and Equality (LIFE) Act, passed in both chambers of the Georgia Congress, which “will prohibit abortions in the state after a heartbeat is detected, as early as six weeks into a pregnancy,” according to Fox News.

The law is nicknamed “the heartbeat bill” because it bans abortions after a baby’s heart begins to beat. There are exceptions for cases of rape, incest, and if the mother’s life is in danger.

“Georgia is a state that values life,” Kemp reportedly said just before signing the bill. “We stand up for those who are unable to speak for themselves.”


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