BREAKING: Louisiana Legislature Rejects Rape and Incest Exceptions to “Heartbeat” Abortion Law

UPDATE: The Louisiana House has passed the law that bans abortions after a fetal heartbeat detected. The bill now goes to the governor, who is expected to sign it into law, per KSLA-TV.

The Louisiana House of Representatives has rejects an amendment to a “heartbeat” abortion bill that would have given exceptions to the abortion ban.

The bill, which will be voted on next, bans abortions after a heartbeat is detected. The proposed amendment would have given exceptions to this ban for victims of rape or incest.

The final vote was 35-67.

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