Georgia Republican Gov. Brian Kemp signed a “fetal heartbeat bill” Tuesday which will make abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected illegal in the state.
“Georgia is a state that values life,” Kemp said before signing the bill. “We stand up for those who are unable to speak for themselves.”
“But our job is to do what is right, not what is easy,” Kemp continued. “We will not back down. We will always continue to fight for life.”
— Nicquel Terry Ellis (@NTerryEllis) May 7, 2019
This comes as Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed a similar bill in late March, which will make it so women will no longer be able to have an abortion after about six weeks of pregnancy after the law takes effect July 1. Pro-choice group Center for Reproductive Rights called it “blatantly unconstitutional” and threatened to sue the state.
If an abortion is performed after approximately six weeks, under the law, the physician responsible could have their medical license revoked.
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