A federal District Court struck down Georgia’s six-week ban on Monday, saying the law is unconstitutional.
When Gov. (R) signed the controversial legislation in May 2019, the measure became one of the most extreme abortion bans in the nation. It banned abortion as soon as a doctor could detect a fetal heartbeat, which usually happens at about six weeks into a pregnancy ― when many women are not yet aware of their condition.
The law was temporarily blocked from going into effect in October after a coalition of abortion rights advocates challenged it in court. Monday’s ruling means that the state is permanently blocked from enforcing the law. The decision came just hours after a in Tennessee was blocked by