Known as SB 8, the law bans almost all abortions in the state after about six weeks of pregnancy, even in cases of rape, sexual abuse and incest.
The Department of Health and Human Services said Monday its new regulation, which will go into effect Nov. 8, will restore clinics' ability to refer women seeking abortions to a provider.
The law bans nearly all abortions, and doctors providing pregnancy care are hoping for more clarity soon, as legal challenges continue.
A federal judge will decide whether to block Texas' new restrictive abortion law after hearing from Justice Department attorneys and lawyers for the state. He offered no timetable for a decision.
The vote is an attempt by Democrats to protect abortion rights as states set increasingly restrictive laws. But the bill faces dim prospects in the Senate.
Friday on Political Rewind: A federal appeals court took up the question of Georgia's controversial abortion statute. The law, which would effectively outlaw abortion, never went into effect because of a lower court ruling. Also, Gov. Brian Kemp issued the formal call for a special session of the General Assembly to redraw Georgia's political maps.
Wednesday on Political Rewind: A Republican state senator said he intends to introduce a bill patterned after Texas’ contentious new abortion law during the upcoming session of the Georgia legislature. Meanwhile, Gov. Brian Kemp continues his sharp criticism of President Joe Biden’s broad vaccine mandate.
A panel of political experts discussed Georgia's new voting law, reproductive rights, and several other topical issues with guest host Donna Lowry.
Monday on Political Rewind: Businesses across the state are trying to determine how to comply with President Joe Biden’s new vaccine order. It tells companies with more than 100 workers that they need to require vaccines. Meanwhile, faculty and students at more than a dozen Georgia public universities are planning a series of demonstrations protesting the lack of mask mandates.
Wednesday on Political Rewind: The death toll from COVID-19 continues to grow in Georgia. On Saturday, 220 people were confirmed dead from the virus, bringing the total deaths in the state to over 20,000. Meanwhile, in the days since the U.S. Supreme Court refused to block a Texas Law effectively banning abortion, the case has suddenly made a woman’s right to choose a top issue in 2022 political campaigns.
"Today is a historic day for the rights of all Mexican women," said Supreme Court Chief Justice Arturo Zaldivar on Tuesday.
Tuesday on Political Rewind: Legal experts and political analysts are looking closely at what the Supreme Court’s refusal to act on a Texas abortion law means for the future of abortion rights and on its potential impact on 2022 election battles.
Texas's restrictive new abortion law has raised concerns that people who drive for the ride-hailing companies could face lawsuits for transporting passengers to clinics.
The new Texas law bans abortions after a "fetal heartbeat" is detected, usually about six weeks into pregnancy. But doctors say that's not an actual medical term and it's being used inaccurately.
A new law in Texas makes it illegal to have an abortion after six weeks, as well as to help anyone have an abortion. Activists are spamming a website set up to report people for violating the law.