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  A bill that would totally ban abortions in Kentucky if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns the 1973 ruling that legalized the procedure passed out of the Kentucky House of Representatives on Friday.

The measure passed out of the House with a vote of 69-20 and now heads to the state Senate, which advanced another restrictive abortion measure earlier this week.

Rep. Joe Fischer, a Republican from Ft. Thomas and sponsor of House Bill 148, said the measure would serve as a message from the people of Kentucky to the Supreme Court and every other state.

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State lawmakers have advanced a bill that would ban most abortions in Kentucky if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns the landmark decision that legalized the procedure.

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Kentucky lawmakers on Wednesday started advancing a bill to ban most abortions in the state if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns its 1973 decision legalizing the procedure nationwide.

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 Republican lawmakers in the Kentucky legislature are advancing an abortion restriction that opponents worry could upend the landmark Roe v. Wade court ruling that legalized abortion more than four decades ago.

Senate Bill 9 would make it a felony for doctors to perform an abortion once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, which takes place as early as the sixth week of pregnancy.

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An eastern Kentucky lawmaker has filed a bill that would ban women from receiving abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, which takes place as early as the sixth week of pregnancy.

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