Louisiana may vote on fetal heartbeat bill


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BATON ROUGE, La. (CNN) — It’s Louisiana’s turn to try to pass its version of a more restrictive abortion law. 

Louisiana’s version of the “heartbeat bill” is scheduled for a final vote in the State House Tuesday, May 28. Although, one local affiliate tells CNN the vote could actually happen on Wednesday.

The bill bans abortions once a heartbeat is detected. If passed, it would go to the desk of Gov. John Bel Edwards.

He’s a Democrat but has indicated that he will most likely sign the bill into law. 

A series of restrictive abortion laws have recently passed in conservative states, including Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi.


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