Pro-life laws are making headlines across the country, and a federal judge just struck down another one of them in Kentucky, setting up a possible national judicial showdown.
Some of the most high-profile measures are the “Heartbeat” laws which have passed in Mississippi, Georgia, Ohio, and Kentucky. Similar laws are currently moving through legislatures in Missouri, Louisiana, and Alabama. An unborn person develops an audible, distinct heartbeat about six weeks into a pregnancy.
“For pro-life folks, these are huge victories,” said Sue Liebel, state director for the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List. “And I think they’re indicative of the momentum and excitement and the hope that’s happening with changes in the Supreme Court and having such a pro-life president.”
As CBN News has reported extensively, states with conservative legislatures have been passing a high number of pro-life laws in recent months and years. Some pro-lifers believe because President Trump has named pro-life-leaning justices to the court that a door could be open to challenge Roe v. Wade. That’s the Supreme Court ruling that created a so-called right to abortion in 1973.
New Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh have not given any indication that they would, in fact, vote to over turn Roe. Nevertheless, these laws could be headed for a major judicial showdown one way or another.
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