Kentucky: Judge Temporarily Blocks Draconian “Fetal Heartbeat Law”

HeadlineMar 18, 2019

In Kentucky, a federal judge blocked the new, highly restrictive so-called fetal heartbeat law, hours after Republican Governor Matt Bevin signed the legislation Friday. The law would have banned abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected—something that typically happens just six weeks into a pregnancy and before many women even realize they’re pregnant. The measure is now on hold for two weeks, pending further hearings.

The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.

Non-commercial news needs your support

We rely on contributions from our viewers and listeners to do our work.
Please do your part today.
Make a donation
Up arrowTop