Like a giant game of anti-choice dominoes, abortion rights around the country have collapsed in the wake of Donald Trump's election. Kentucky is the latest state to fall, with two stringent bills that would crack down on abortions, even in the case of rape or incest.

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The first bill would prevent women from getting abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

Twenty-six states allow abortion until up to 22 weeks, according to the Guttmacher Institute. And even in those states that restrict abortion to 20 weeks, many still allow exceptions in cases of rape or incest. However, the Kentucky bill does not.

The bill's supporters said this ban is necessary to protect fetuses, who they claim can feel pain at this stage of pregnancy. Most doctors, however, say they can't. Moreover, fewer than 2% of abortions actually occur after 21 weeks of pregnancy. Proponents of similar legislation in Ohio said the goal is not to stop that small number of abortions that occur after 20 weeks, but to move toward stopping abortion in general.

The proposal is so controversial that the bill would establish a litigation fund to counter lawsuits against the legislation. Of the 20 states that have passed 20-week abortion bans, three are currently blocked due to legal challenges. 

The second measure would force women to undergo an ultrasound before obtaining an abortion.

The ultrasound provider is then required to play the woman the sounds of her fetus' heartbeat, show her images of the fetus, and describe those images in detail. Only three states in the country require such intense ultrasound procedures.

The law not only forces doctors to provide services they may not deem medically necessary, they can also cause lasting psychological harm to women. Even a conservative judge, ruling on a similar North Carolina law in 2014, couldn't stomach the regulation.

"Forcing this experience on a patient over her objections in this manner interferes with the decision of a patient not to receive information that could make an indescribably difficult decision even more traumatic…" wrote judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III. "And it is intended to convey not the risks and benefits of the medical procedure to the patient's own health, but rather the full weight of the state's moral condemnation."

The two bills passed Kentucky's state legislature on January 7.

Republican governor Matt Bevin is expected to sign them into law. Organizations like Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), however, are still mounting protests.

"Evidence shows that these types of laws undermine the health and jeopardize the lives of women," Kate Miller, the ACLU of Kentucky's program director, said in a statement. "These laws are about shaming and coercing a woman who has made the decision to have an abortion."

It's up to the governor now to decide whether they'll be able to do so.