Owen County Judge Kelsey Hanlon issued a preliminary injunction against the ban being enforced, putting the new law on hold as abortion clinic operators argue that it violates the state constitution.
Republican incumbent Gov. Brian Kemp praised the Supreme Court's ruling in June that returned the decision on abortion care back to states.
After Wisconsin left an 1849 near-total abortion ban in place, some providers began commuting to Illinois to treat patients. These Planned Parenthood partnerships could be a model for the future.
Dr. Caitlin Bernard was publicly vilified for providing abortion care to a 10-year-old rape victim. And that's got some medical residents who were open to practicing in Indiana thinking again.
Friday on Political Rewind: After claiming the 2020 election was rigged, Republicans are mobilizing election volunteers and disputing individual voter registrations statewide. Plus, teachers are better-paid this school year, but they face new restrictions on teaching race and gender.
A wave of strict abortion bans in the Southeast is putting pressure on states with more accessible timelines.
Abortion rights advocates and providers have filed a new lawsuit against Georgia's strict abortion ban in state court.
Abortion clinics were forced to turn patients away following a decision by federal court to enact Georgia House Bill 481 without a grace period.
Abortion access is poised to take center stage in Democrats’ campaign to beat Republicans on the ballot in November after the state’s strict abortion law took effect.
Thursday on Political Rewind: Yesterday, a federal appeals court allowed Georgia House Bill 481 to take effect immediately, restricting abortion access after around six weeks with few exceptions. Our panel breaks down the ruling, the political implications, and the future of abortion access in Georgia.
Gov. Brian Kemp signed Georgia's House Bill 481 into law in 2019. The legislation remains tied up in federal courts, but in the wake of the Supreme Court's overturning of Roe v. Wade, HB 481's ban after six weeks gestation has abortion providers— and women from Georgia and neighboring states — bracing for a new plan of care.
Even before the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, whether a health plan paid for abortion varied widely. Now it's become even more complex, with conflicts and court challenges on the horizon.
Montana is an island of legal abortion, but four of the state's five clinics now restrict abortion pills from people in states with trigger bans to shield themselves and patients from legal attacks.
Major companies like Nike and Tesla say they plan to assist employees who live in places where abortion is restricted to travel for the procedure. But several potential pitfalls abound.
Despite abortion still being legal in Georgia for the time being, Savannah Medical Clinic closed its doors on Friday.