Fetal heartbeat bill scheduled for vote in Louisiana House

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BATON ROUGE, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – The Louisiana House is expected to vote Wednesday on a bill that would make abortions illegal in if a fetal heartbeat is detected.

Click here to watch the House debate and vote live.

The bill from State Senator John Milkovich was approved earlier this month by a House Committee. The Senate has also approved the bill.

Milkovich says this is a chance for change in the state.

“Louisianans, we’re different in many ways. We hear time and again we’re at the bottom of many rankings. As Louisianans, we want to be about God and family first. Louisianans are pro-life. This is a strong pro-life state. We have just received the prayer, support, encouragement of people all over our great state in taking this battle to the abortion cartel and fighting for the lives of the unborn.”

The bill would only become law if a federal appeals court upholds a similar law in Mississippi. Last week a federal judge temporarily blocked that ban.

There is no set time for the vote. If it passes the house, Governor John Bel Edwards will likely sign the bill.

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