UPDATE: Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp has officially signed the controversial "heartbeat bill" into law.

The LIFE Act will ban abortion as soon as a doctor can detect a heartbeat in a fetus, limiting the window of time to 6 weeks after gestation.

However, the law makes an exception for rape and incest, allowing abortion up to 20 weeks with doctor's consent. 

Tennessee lawmakers passed a similar 'heartbeat' law in early March; the bill is awaiting Governor Lee's signature. 


PREVIOUS STORY: Governor Brian Kemp plans to sign the LIFE Act, also known as the "heartbeat bill" into law Tuesday morning.

If passed, the law will ban abortion as soon as a doctor can detect a heartbeat in a fetus, limiting the window of time to 6 weeks after gestation.

The bill returned to the House for review of changes after being passed by the Georgia Senate on March 22.

Celebrities Alyssa Milano, Alec Baldwin, Amy Schumer, Gabrielle Union, Ben Stiller, Don Cheadle, and more have threatened to back removal of movie production from Georgia if the bill goes into law. 

The bill makes an exception for rape and incest, allowing abortion up to 20 weeks.

Tennessee lawmakers passed a similar 'heartbeat' law in early March; the bill is awaiting Governor Lee's signature. 

The signing is expected to take place at 10 a.m. at the Georgia State Capitol.