abortion law is unconstitutional
The higher court of Georgia has overturned the decision of a lower court stating that the state’s restrictive law on abortions, known as the “heartbeat” law, is in violation of the constitution.
The previous decision was deemed invalid, resulting in limited availability of abortions remaining the same for the time being.
In November of last year, Judge Robert McBurney of the Fulton County Superior Court declared Georgia’s ban on abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected, typically at around six weeks, to be “clearly unconstitutional.” This is due to the fact that the ban was put in place in 2019, after the landmark Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade had already established the legal right for abortions to be performed beyond the six-week mark.
In a ruling of 6-1, the Georgia Supreme Court declared that McBurney’s actions were incorrect.