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Judge overturns Georgia’s six-week abortion ban

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A Fulton County court overturned Georgia’s decision. six-week ban on abortion, ruling that two key parts of the law “was manifestly unconstitutional when it was drafted, put to the vote and passed” and writing that the law cannot be enforced.

The 15-page ruling by Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney stems from a lawsuit alleging that the state’s “heartbeat” law violated pregnant women. people the right to freedom and privacy in accordance with the constitution of Georgia. plaintiffs also claimed that the law had been broken US Constitution at that time was taken – in 2019 when Rowe vs. Wade there was still a law of Earth.

“His just very important for Georgians to see these types of wins when the opposition works like this hard push us back”said Monica Simpson, chief executive director of protection group sistersong women of Colored Reproductive Justice Collective, lead plaintiff in a business.

After Tuesday decision abortion access in Georgia returned to pre-ban level of up up to 22 weeks of pregnancy.

Andrew Isenhor, Press Secretary for Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (right) said in stating that the ruling “places personal opinions of referee over will of legislature and people of Georgia”. Georgia attorney general office immediately filed an appeal with the Supreme Court of Georgia.

The abortion law in Georgia was one of the strictest in country when Kemp signed the law in 2019. Law bans abortions after detection of fetal cardiac activity, approximately six weeks. Has been blocked from acceptance effect until this summer, when the Supreme Court overturned Rowe vs. Wadeyears of protection.

In his decision, McBurney wrote that “in accordance with the precedent of control in Georgia, the relevant legal environment consider “not our current post-The era of Rowe Dobbs, but rather legal environment which existed when HB 481 was adopted.”

“At that time – in the spring of 2019 – everywhere in America, including Georgia, was unequivocally unconstitutional for governments – federal, state or local – to ban abortions before they become viable,” he wrote.

Kemp, who won re-election last a week maybe face pressure from abortionists pass new restrictions after the reconvening of the legislature in January.

Alice Wang, lawyer with center for Reproductive Rights, which was among the groups representing the plaintiffs, said there were “serious concerns” that Georgia lawmakers might try to pass another six- a week or even total abortion ban.

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“Overwhelming majority of Americans support abortion access”, Wang said. “These strict abortions bans do not reflect the will of in people”.

However, anti-abortion national groups and politicians called Tuesday’s decision judicial activism. Marjorie Dannenfelser, President of SBA Pro-Life America said in statement that McBurney “disregarded the will of voters and imposing their pro-abortion bias on Georgia instead”.

Meanwhile, abortion providers quickly began to work with of their employees to determine when to resume offering abortions after six weeks.

Planned Parenthood Southeast, which has four clinics. in Georgia, said he was working with its activities and legal team to determine when to resume service, with Hope of do it “immediately”. organizationx patient access the center was flooded with calls Tuesday since the decision came out, said Amy Kennedy, group vice president of external affairs.

Legal team of Carafem, which manages network of clinics and telehealth services and has one location in Atlanta, quickly began discussing a decision after the verdict was handed down. down.

“Now we are listening carefully to our legal advisers. who help us review the verdict today and we really hope we can restart services quickly,” said Melissa Grant, head of Carafem. operating Officer. But she added that Karafem needed “a little of time to regroup” before his objects can resume work.

In Georgia, 13 clinics continued to perform abortions Caviar was overturned. According to an October report by the Guttmacher Institute, one clinic closed following a June Supreme Court ruling. research group which supports the right to abortion.

AT light of Tuesday ruling, Georgia could be destination for patients in the south if the procedure remains law in state. Even with about six-week ban in place Carafem providers have accepted patients traveling from states such as Kentucky, Alabama, and Mississippi.

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Tyler Hromadka
Tyler Hromadka
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