Federal Judge Blocks Georgia controversial law that bans most abortions after six weeks

A federal judge determined Struck Georgia controversial law most abortions after six weeks on Monday a ban, ruled that it violates the Fourteenth Amendment of the US Constitution. The controversial law, passed in 2019, would have banned most abortions after a fetal heart activity doctor, it can happen as early as six weeks has been detected in a pregnancy, sometimes before a woman realizes she is pregnant. The law contains certain exceptions for victims of rape and incest, but only if he had filed official police reports. District Judge Steve C. Jones ruled on Monday that the law be violated constitutional rights, including those established by the 1973 Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade and the 1992 decision Planned Parenthood v. Casey. “In summary, the undisputed material facts in this case for an undeniable conclusion: that § 4 HB 481, the prohibition ends when a woman of her pregnancy to the detection of the fetal heartbeat, a pre-feasibility is banning abortion,” Jones he wrote in his decision. “Since this ban directly contradicts binding Supreme Court precedent (that is, the basic positions in Roe, Casey, and their descendants) in violation of a constitutional right of women to get an abortion before viability, the court is left with no choice but unconstitutional to explain. ” and ‘in the public interest, and this obligation of the courts to ensure the constitutional rights protected, “said Jones. The suit, v sister song. Kemp, was brought by special interest groups and abortion providers such as Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Georgia. “This win is huge, and [that] also makes a very bold statement,” said Monica Simpson, CEO of Main Sister Song Women of Color Collective suit Playing Justice plaintiff, in a statement. “No one should live in a world where her body and reproductive decision-making is controlled by the state. And we will continue to work to ensure that there is never a reality in Georgia or anywhere else.” In a statement at the time said that the office of Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp: “we will appeal the court’s decision. Georgia values ​​of life, and we will continue to fight for the rights of the unborn.” in the face of widespread controversial law criticized by many famous directors and actors with that threat Atlanta multi-billion dollar film industry to take, if the law in force has been set. The law was would begin to come into force at the beginning of 2020, but Jones has put a blocking injunction blocked the law in October 2019. “The District Court of Georgia ban abortion because it violates more than 50 years previous Supreme Court and not to trust women who “make their own personal decisions, said Sean J. Young, in a statement of the legal director of the ACLU of Georgia. “This case is about one thing always: let them decide. It is now up to the government to decide whether the decision to appeal and to extend this action.” The decision Monday came on the same day, a federal judge in a law in Tennessee temporarily blocked that most would ban abortions after detection of fetal heart activity. At least seven other states have passed similar restrictive abortion laws in 2019, which is currently in the courts.
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