Georgia Passes Law That Bans Abortions After Six Weeks
Georgia Passes Law That Bans Abortion After Six Weeks Georgia Gov.
Kemp has officially signed the "fetal heartbeat bill," which would prohibit abortions after a
heartbeat is detected in an embryo.
A heartbeat can be detected 5 to 6 weeks into a women's pregnancy.
Many say that the new bill would essentially
ban abortions in the state of Georgia.
Kemp, via statement The bill appears to be
a contradiction to the
1973 Supreme Court
decision in Roe v.
Wade, which protects the right to an abortion until the fetus is viable, typically at 24 to 25 weeks.
Elisabeth Smith, Center for Reproductive Rights, via CBS News