On Tuesday, District Judge Steve C. Jones blocked a Georgia heartbeat law from going into effect next year. The bill would have banned abortion after the detection of a fetal heartbeat. To explain his reasoning for blocking the law, Judge Jones wrote, “By banning abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected, HB 481 prohibits women from making the ultimate decision to terminate her pregnancy at a point before viability.”
Candice Broce, a spokeswoman for Georgia Governor Kemp issued a response to the judge's ruling, saying, “Despite today’s outcome, we remain confident in our position. We will continue to fight for the unborn and work to ensure that all Georgians have the opportunity to live, grow and prosper.” Click here to read more.