BREAKING: Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards signs Louisiana's "heartbeat" abortion ban into law.
Louisiana becomes 5th state to enact a law prohibiting abortion when a fetal heartbeat is detected, joining Mississippi, Kentucky, Ohio and Georgia. https://nbcnews.to/2XbhDPP
Gov. Edwards repeatedly said he intended to sign the measure, citing his faith and saying his views match those of people in his conservative, religious state, who he described as "overwhelmingly pro-life."
None of the abortion bans enacted this year have taken effect, and all are expected to face legal challenges that will delay any enforcement of the prohibitions against the procedure.
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