Georgia Supreme Court docket reinstates ban on abortions after roughly six weeks of being pregnant

Georgia’s state Supreme Court docket on Wednesday reinstated the state’s ban on abortions after roughly six weeks of being pregnant.

The Supreme Court docket granted the state’s emergency petition, and places on maintain a decrease court docket ruling from final week the place a choose referred to as the ban “unconstitutional”

Reproductive rights teams had argued the state’s abortion ban violates the state’s structure. They received a call from the Superior Court docket of Fulton County, the place Superior Court docket Choose Robert McBurney dominated earlier this month that the ban was invalid.

McBurney cited the truth that the ban was signed into regulation three years previous to the Supreme Court docket’s resolution to ultimately overturn Roe v. Wade, the constitutional proper to have an abortion. 

The state’s legal professional basic workplace additionally requested the state’s Supreme Court docket for an order to place the choice on maintain whereas their attraction of McBurney’s was pending.

Georgia’s Dwelling Infants Equity and Equality (LIFE) Act, handed in 2019, would ban abortions within the state after a fetal heartbeat is detected, often round six weeks of being pregnant. 

Georgia is among the few GOP-led states to implement or enact abortion bans and restrictions after Roe was overturned by the nation’s highest court docket earlier this yr.

The Related Press contributed to this report.