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Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp Signs Anti-Abortion ‘Heartbeat Bill’

Posted on AllSides May 7th, 2019
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Republican Gov. Brian Kemp signed Georgia’s controversial “heartbeat bill” Tuesday morning, severely limiting millions of women’s access to abortion across the state.

The measure, authored by state Rep. Ed Setzler (R), bans abortion as soon as a doctor can detect a fetal heartbeat, which usually happens at around six weeks into a pregnancy ― when many women are not yet aware of their condition. Kemp’s signature overrides current state law that allows abortion up until 20 weeks and makes Georgia one of the most restrictive states in the country for...

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