The Louisiana House of Representatives supported the prohibition of abortion after identification of an undeveloped heartbeat at the primary level, which can happen as early as six weeks from the date of conceiving, and while women even can realize that she is pregnant.
The 79-23 vote from the Republican-controlled White House sends the bill to the Democratic governor of the state, John Bel Edwards, who has hinted that he would sign it.
Louisiana is recent of several states where Republican-majority law-makers have played a strict roll towards the abortion measures this year through a direct challenge to the landmark of the US Supreme Court. The decision of Roe v Wade validating the rights of the woman for terminating her pregnancy.
Last Friday a federal judge prevented an almost recognized six-week “ heartbeat bill” effective in Mississippi, reigning it breaches the fundamental right to privacy safeguarding the right of women to abortion as deployed by Roe v Wade under the due procedure of the 14th Amendment.
The Louisiana measure and the same bills passed in the states including Ohio, Missouri, Georgia, Kentucky, and Alabama were targeted in part for instigating court challenges which might push the Supreme court for reconsidering Roe v Wade.
The renewed lead for overturning or rolling back that 1973 decision comes after abortion enemies were encouraged by the US President Donald Trump’s meeting od two new Supreme Court justices, providing the conservatives a solid majority in the US high court.