Georgia reproductive bills should concern us all
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Last updated 5/16/2019 at 10:05am
An inescapable news topic in recent weeks has been Georgia’s new legislation governing abortion, signed into law by Gov. Brian Kemp last week and sparking outrage and debate across the country.
The much-buzzed-about “heartbeat bill,” HB 481, is one of the strictest in the country and bans abortions after six weeks. The ban is the fifth in the country to ban abortion after that date, but takes it one step further by granting a fetus full legal personhood.
And regardless of your stance on abortion, the precedent set by this bill should have you worried.
The new law goes into effect Ja...