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Heartbeat Bill Signed in Kentucky

Babies everywhere are cheering! 

Kentucky governor Matt Bevin signed a heartbeat bill Thursday, August 8, 2019. The new law will ban abortions once unborn babies have detectable heartbeats (generally around 6 weeks of pregnancy).

This law didn't come easy. 

Federal judge, David J. Hale of the Western District of Kentucky, put a temporary block on this bill in March. He wanted to wait until there was a hearing to determine if the law was constitutional. Hale stated that delaying enforcement until the set the court date could "prevent irreparable harm." 

The abortion rate in the state is projected to drop dramatically. 

The lawsuit estimated that approximately 90 percent of abortions in Kentucky were performed after six weeks.

Worried about women's health? 

There are exceptions. The first includes mothers that are at serious risk, and the second is to prevent death.


"The issue, frankly, isn't about faith. It's about science, medicine, morality," Bevin said. "It's about who among us can justify taking an innocent life?"


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