More ‘Heartbeat’ Abortion Bans Advancing in South, Midwest – NBC 7 San Diego

If a new Mississippi law survives a court challenge, it will be nearly impossible for most pregnant women to get an abortion there.Or, potentially, in neighboring Louisiana. Or Alabama. Or Georgia.The Louisiana legislature is halfway toward passing a law — like the ones enacted in Mississippi and Georgia — that will ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected, about six weeks into a pregnancy and before many women know they’re pregnant. Alabama is on the cusp of approving an even more restrictive bill.State governments are on a course to virtually eliminate abortion access in large chunks of the Deep South and Midwest. Ohio and Kentucky also have passed heartbeat laws; Missouri’s Republican-controlled legislature is considering one.

Source: More ‘Heartbeat’ Abortion Bans Advancing in South, Midwest – NBC 7 San Diego

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