Sat., December 29, 2012 3:00pm
The new year will bring changes to Georgia’s tax code.
Thu., December 20, 2012 9:03am
The American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia last month filed a lawsuit to block Georgia’s new abortion law, which is to take effect Jan. 1. A judge is scheduled to hear arguments in the case Thursday. The law bans abortions after 20 weeks.
Mon., June 4, 2012 10:00am
A new law tightening abortion restrictions in Georgia is becoming an issue in the bill sponsor’s reelection campaign. Regina Quick is running against Republican state Rep. Doug McKillip of Athens in the July 31 primary. She says the abortion measure is too intrusive.
Tue., May 1, 2012 1:24pm
Governor Nathan Deal signed into the law Tuesday a controversial abortion bill, shortening the period a woman in Georgia can have an abortion from 26 to 20 weeks. There are no exceptions for rape or incest.
Fri., March 30, 2012 2:18am
The bill shortens the period a woman in Georgia can have an abortion from 26 to 20 weeks. There are no exceptions for rape or incest. The biggest compromise was the exemption for "medically futile" pregnancies-- giving doctors the option to abort a fetus that would not survive birth. Doctors would also be protected from civil suits.
Tue., March 27, 2012 4:31pm
Abortion opponents are hailing a pair of victories in the State House. House lawmakers Tuesday rejected an attempt by state senators to loosen restrictions on a bill that would ban most abortions after 20 weeks.
Mon., March 26, 2012 6:56am
Abortion would be illegal in most cases five months after conception under a bill the Georgia Senate will consider this week. The Senate is expected to vote Monday on legislation from Republican state Rep. Doug McKillip that would cut down on the time women can legally seek an abortion in Georgia.
Thu., March 1, 2012 7:22pm
The passage of a controversial abortion bill in the House Wednesday puts it on the fast-track to the Senate floor for a vote. But the bill is fueling concern that fear of criminal penalties might dissuade doctors from coming to Georgia.
Wed., February 29, 2012 7:31pm
State house lawmakers passed a controversial abortion bill Wednesday. The so-called “fetal pain bill” cuts the time a woman could have an abortion from 26 weeks to 20 weeks. The goal is to stop late-term abortions.
Thu., February 9, 2012 9:53am
A Republican state lawmaker has introduced a bill that would limit abortion in Georgia, with narrow exceptions, after a pregnancy reached 20 weeks. Currently, abortion is not permitted starting in the third trimester unless it's done to protect a woman's life and health.