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."