ATLANTA — The first bill prefiled for the 2023 legislative session takes aim at one of the hottest political topics in Georgia, a law that bans abortions at around six weeks of pregnancy.
The Georgia Supreme Court has reinstated the state's ban of abortions after roughly six weeks of pregnancy.
Georgia officials have asked a court to immediately block a judge's ruling striking down the state's abortion ban. The ruling allowed the procedure to again be performed beyond about six weeks of pregnancy.
Georgia's ban on abortion starting around six weeks into a pregnancy has been overturned by a judge. Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney's ruling Tuesday applies statewide.
A trial to determine whether Georgia can continue to ban abortion as early as six weeks into a pregnancy is set to begin in an Atlanta courtroom. Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney has scheduled two days of testimony starting Monday in a lawsuit that seeks to strike down the law.
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 addressed a crowd at a three-day conservative Chritisan summit on Thursday, but made little mention of the state's recently implemented 2019 abortion law.
The Stacey Abrams campaign makes its way through Southwest Georgia emphasizing Medicaid expansion, education and workforce development.
The nation's leading abortion rights advocacy organization, Planned Parenthood, plans to spend a record $50 million ahead of November's midterm elections. It's pouring money into contests where access to abortion will be on the ballot.
A state judge has refused to immediately stop enforcement of Georgia's restrictive abortion law. The law took effect last month, weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.
A Fulton County judge could soon decide whether to once again temporarily block Georgia’s six-week abortion ban, which a federal appeals court allowed to take effect last month.
Abortion clinics were forced to turn patients away following a decision by federal court to enact Georgia House Bill 481 without a grace period.
Parties filed final briefs in the court case against Georgia's 2019 abortion ban after the Supreme Court overturned federal abortion protections. A judge will now decide whether or not the law can take effect.
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.
Reproductive rights proponents worry about the risk of counseling those who seek medication abortions, though they've published online support techniques and guides for safe use of the drugs.