November 25, 2022

Georgia Supreme Court Reinstates Trigger Law

On Nov 23, the Georgia Supreme Court issued a one-page order reinstating Georgia's LIFE Act, which was blocked last week by Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney. The Life Act is a trigger law banning the abortion of preborn children with detectable heartbeats.

After pro-abortion organizations sued to block the LIFE Act, McBurney ruled that the law was invalid because it was unconstitutional by the precedent of Roe v. Wade at the time it was enacted. Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr quickly appealed McBurney's ruling to the state Supreme Court.

The Georgia Supreme Court's order temporarily reinstates the LIFE Act while the court reviews McBurney's ruling. The law's chances seem good, however. Seven of the nine justices agreed with the order to temporarily reinstate the law.