Georgia Reinstates Abortion Ban

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The Georgia Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that abortions after six weeks are banned, just one week after the law was paused as it goes through appeals.

The Supreme Court gave the ruling following Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney’s Nov. 15 attempt to stop the state from instating the heart-beat act as it’s tied up in court, the Washington Post reported. Republican Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp had vowed to fight against the lower court’s decision, stating, “Georgia values life and we will keep fighting for the rights of the unborn,” the Associated Press reported. (RELATED: Israel Declares Terror Attack After Twin Bus Bombing That Killed Teen)

The heart-beat act derives from legislating that abortions cannot be performed if a fetal heartbeat is detected, which is typically six weeks, Reuters noted.

McBurney ruled in mid-November the law titled the “Living Infants Fairness and Equality” (LIFE) act unconstitutional in 2019 as it directly violated the Roe v. Wade ruling.

“The State and any of its agents, to include any County, Municipal, or other local authority, are hereby enjoined from seeking to enforce in any manner the post-heartbeat ban on abortion procedures in Georgia because there is no legal basis for them to do that which is not the law of this State,” he wrote in his ruling.