Georgia High Court Reinstates Ban On Abortions After 6 Weeks

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: Anti-abortion activists hold a moment of prayer during a protest outside of a Planned Parenthood clinic on January 20, 2022 in Washington, DC. The protest was organized by the Purple Sash Revolution and Priests for Life, calling for defunding and replacing of Planned Parenthood. On Friday, thousands of anti-abortion activists are expected in Washington, DC for the annual March For Life. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • The Georgia Supreme Court Wednesday reinstated the state’s ban on abortions after roughly six weeks of pregnancy.
  • In a one-page order, the high court put a lower court ruling overturning the ban on hold while it considers an appeal. Abortion providers who had resumed performing the procedure past six weeks after the lower court ruling will again have to stop.
  • The order said seven of the nine justices had agreed to the decision. It said one was disqualified and another did not participate.

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