BATON ROUGE, La. (5/29/2019) Legislators in Baton Rouge have passed SB 184, better known as the Fetal Heartbeat Bill.
The bill would outlaw abortion once a heartbeat is detected during an ultrasound. Click here to read the full text of the bill.
The bill passed 79-23. Several amendments were proposed today in attempts to apparently derail the bill, including one adding an exception in cases of rape and incest.
Mississippi passed a similar bill now facing a court challenge. Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards told NBC 10 he plans to sign the bill once it comes across his desk.