Judge Stops Georgia’s Six-Week Abortion Ban

Georgia’s six-week abortion ban was overturned by a judge on Tuesday.
Pro-life protester in Washington

At a glance

  • Georgia’s law was passed by state lawmakers and signed by Republican Gov. Brian Kemp in 2019 as a trigger law to go into effect after the overturn of Roe v. Wade.
  • The judge claimed that the ban violates “the Georgia Constitution’s right to privacy and liberty by forcing pregnancy and childbirth on women in the state.”
  • The judge’s decision is expected to face additional legal battles as state lawmakers seek to move ahead following the decision.

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