Mon., March 26, 2012 8:07pm
Georgia is another step closer to putting a limit on abortion. The State Senate heard four hours of emotional testimony on both sides of the issue Monday before voting to pass it.
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.
Mon., March 19, 2012 2:34pm
Gwinnett County police are still investigating the theft of two computers at the headquarters of Georgia OB/Gyn Society in Suwannee over the weekend. Thieves stole two computers containing records of nearly 1,000 doctors who belong to the association.
Fri., February 24, 2012 6:02pm
Activists on both sides of the abortion debate packed a meeting room at the state capitol. State lawmakers are considering a bill that would outlaw abortions after the first 20-weeks of pregnancy unless the mother's life is threatened.
Tue., February 21, 2012 3:53pm
As a Republican lawmaker seeks to tighten rules on when a woman can get an abortion, a Democratic lawmaker is protesting the move by introducing a bill limiting vasectomies. There are significant hurdles for either bill passing this year, but they illustrate the divide over the contentious issue.Bill Prompts Abortion Debate
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.
Thu., November 17, 2011 8:01am
Two Georgia lawmakers are considering legislation similar to the "personhood" referendum rejected by voters in Mississippi earlier this month. Sen. Barry Loudermilk, R-Cassville, and Rep. Rick Crawford, D-Cedartown, have both supported similar legislation previously declaring that life begins at fertilization and seeking to ban abortion.
Thu., March 17, 2011 8:05am
The Senate passed numerous bills on Wednesday including a bill that will let communities legalize Sunday alcohol sales.
Wed., March 16, 2011 11:15pm
Women who seek abortions would be able to sue a clinic if it violates state regulations under a bill the state Senate passed Wednesday.
Tue., February 15, 2011 3:21pm
Some lawmakers want to put it to voters—when the state of Georgia recognizes the beginning of life.