The architect of a state ban on most abortions after 20 weeks says he's disappointed his law won't be going into effect as scheduled. Outgoing state Rep. Doug McKillip (R-Athens) wrote and sponsored the legislation that was signed by Governor Nathan Deal earlier this year but is being challenged by the ACLU of Georgia.
A judge is considering whether to block Georgia's new law that bans abortions after 20 weeks from taking effect January 1. The American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia filed a lawsuit on behalf of three obstetricians challenging the law's constitutionality.
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.
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.
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.