Ga. Supreme Court reviews abortion law

Posted on AllSides March 30th, 2023

ATLANTA — The Georgia Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday in a case where plaintiffs are seeking to void Georgia’s “Life Act,” a 2019 bill prohibiting abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected. Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney ruled in November that it was unconstitutional for governments to ban abortions pre-viability before the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 2021 decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization to overturn Roe v. Wade. But the state has appealed McBurney's decision to Georgia’s highest court, claiming that the June 2021 federal court...

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