Judge overturns Georgia’s six-week abortion ban


HR King
May 29, 2001
A Fulton County judge has overturned Georgia’s six-week abortion ban, ruling that two key parts of the law “were plainly unconstitutional when drafted, voted upon, and enacted” and writing that the law cannot be enforced.

The ruling Tuesday by Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney stemmed from a lawsuit that argued the state’s “heartbeat bill” violated pregnant people’s rights to liberty and privacy rights under the state constitution.

Georgia’s ban has been in effect since July. Kara Richardson, a spokeswoman for Georgia’s attorney general, told Axios that the state will “pursue an immediate appeal and will continue to fulfill our duty to defend the laws of our state in court.”

Georgia’s abortion law was among the strictest in the country when Gov. Brian Kemp (R) signed it into law in 2019. The law bans abortions after fetal cardiac activity is detected, at roughly six weeks. It had been blocked from taking effect until this summer, after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade’s decades-old protections, allowing restrictions on the procedure in states with trigger laws to be implemented across the country.

In his 15-page ruling, McBurney said that when the law took effect, “everywhere in America, including Georgia, it was unequivocally unconstitutional for governments — federal, state, or local — to ban abortions before viability.”
The decision adds new pressure on lawmakers from both sides of the aisle to advance abortion measures — either restrictions or protections.

Kemp, who won reelection last week, could face pressure from antiabortion advocates to further restrict the procedure in the state once legislative sessions reconvene. He beat Democrat Stacey Abrams, who had pledged to roll back restrictions on the procedure.
Meanwhile, Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr (R) also won reelection last week, beating back a challenge from Jen Jordan, a Democratic state senator. Carr had moved to enact the state’s ban on abortion after fetal cardiac activity is detected after the nation’s highest court overturned Roe.
This is a developing story and will be updated.


Huey Grey

HR King
Jan 15, 2013
Can't wait for this to make its way back to the Supreme Court. That way those Federalist losers can avoid addressing anything beyond identity politics. The court is just like the GOP. They don't want to do anything unless it somehow bolsters the Republicans.
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Joes Place

HR King
Aug 28, 2003
Time for a national law, protecting rights to abortion AND any birth control medications.

Pharmacists want to "opt out", they can do so, and take whatever pay cuts are necessary for their employer to cover for them. Pharmacists "able" to dispense all medications will be more valuable, and get paid more; those who require "a big person" to cover the birth control meds their delicate hands cannot touch will have a lower market value. That's how the Free Markets work, and you do not get to claim "religious grounds" for not performing the job you were hired for. Get another job.

Dems need to put some teeth into these nonsense laws.

Employers may not be able to "fire" them, but they can certainly come up with a different pay grade for less-capable employees - LITERALLY how the employment markets work.
Nov 26, 2020
Gosh, this theme is kind of a trigger for me. I hope that common sense will prevail. I hope that common sense will prevail. It is not a secret for anyone that the prohibition of doing something does not solve anything. In this case, it simply increases the number of illegal abortions or the sale of pills, which can have unpredictable consequences. I am writing a paper on this topic, and this https://gradesfixer.com/free-essay-examples/pro-life-abortion/ resource provides quite a lot of interesting content. After all, only a woman can decide whether to take this step. So, I hope that this absurd ban will be lifted because this is not at all in the style of a democratic country.
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