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.

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