Georgia Supreme Court re-instates fetal heartbeat abortion ban
ATLANTA, Georgia (WDEF) – The six week abortion ban is going back in for Georgia.
A court put the state’s fetal heartbeat law on hold last week, ruling that lawmakers approved the law before last year’s Roe Vs. Wade ruling by the Supreme Court. So, at the time, it was a violation of the state constitution.
But the state appealed.
And today, the Georgia Supreme Cour reinstated the abortion ban.
It bans abortions when a fetal heartbeat can be detected, which is usually about six weeks into the pregnancy and many women don’t even know they are pregnant, yet.
The justices decided “The State of Georgia’s Emergency Petition for Supersedeas seeking a stay of the order of the Superior Court of Fulton County in the above-styled action is hereby granted,” the order reads.