Louisiana Senate Panel Approves Fetal Heartbeat Law

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Louisiana is edging forward towards approval of a state law banning abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected.

That's usually about six weeks into a pregnancy.

One of the state senate's judiciary committees gave the bill five-to-two approval yesterday, though as amended it won't take effect until a similar law that's on hold in Mississippi wins federal court approval.

The Louisiana legislation is now headed to the full House for consideration.

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