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USAbortion restricting bills inch closer to becoming laws in Alabama, Georgia

16:46  07 may  2019
16:46  07 may  2019 Source:   abcnews.go.com

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Alabama Abortion Laws . By submitting this form, you agree to Findlaw.com's terms. On Tuesday, a pair of bills to protect women from being forced to With the governor of Georgia poised to sign a so-called "heartbeat" ban and a state legislator in Alabama hoping her bill making it a felony to perform

States across the country are passing some of the most restrictive abortion laws in decades, including in Alabama , where Gov. One clear sign of change is the way fetal heartbeat bills , once at the fringes of the anti- abortion movement, have become mainstream for Republican-controlled states.

Abortion restricting bills inch closer to becoming laws in Alabama, Georgia© Mickey Welsh/Montgomery Advertiser via USA Today Network People protest against HB314, the abortion ban bill, at the Alabama Statehouse in Montgomery, Ala., April 17, 2019.

With the governor of Georgia poised to sign a so-called "heartbeat" ban and a state legislator in Alabama hoping her bill making it a felony to perform an abortion makes it to the Supreme Court, the push for restricted abortion access is actively underway.

The so-called "heartbeat" bill that passed both houses in Georgia is expected to be signed Tuesday, coming after much uproar that included threats from the film and television industry.

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The expected signing of the bill in Georgia , slated for Tuesday, comes after much uproar over the bill , including There's no mystery about the supposed plan in Alabama , as the sponsor of the proposed abortion Terri Collins, a Republican representing Decatur, told ABC News she hopes this law gets

Alabama ’s governor on Wednesday signed into law a measure to ban most abortions in the state. But the Legislature’s approval and the governor’s signature did not immediately outlaw the procedure, and it is far from clear when, or even if, the measure will ultimately take effect.

Georgia is one of several states that have pushed for bans prohibiting abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected -- which can be as early as six weeks into a pregnancy and when some women may not yet know they are pregnant.

However, no such ban has actually gone into effect as they have been stopped by legal challenges.

(MORE: Iowa's controversial 'heartbeat' abortion law deemed unconstitutional)

Abortion rights activists have suggested these bills are intended to restrict access to abortion on the state level, but also to potentially be avenues for a federal change if the bills are challenged and appealed up to the Supreme Court.

There's no mystery about the supposed plan in Alabama, as the sponsor of the proposed abortion ban bill is transparent about it.

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Neither Alabama ’s proposed ban nor Georgia ’s abortion law is currently in effect. The Georgia law is scheduled to become enforceable in 2020, though “everyone in America Women in Alabama and Georgia will not be criminalized. Unlike other states — which have passed limited abortion bills such

Rep. Terri Collins, a Republican representing Decatur, told ABC News she hopes this law gets challenged in the courts and eventually rises to the Supreme Court.

"I hear it has a good chance" of getting to the Supreme Court, Collins said. "We've had a lot of the pro-life lobbyists working on it. We have a lot of national groups working on it."

Abortion restricting bills inch closer to becoming laws in Alabama, Georgia© Mickey Welsh/Montgomery Advertiser via USA Today Network State Rep. Terri Collins gets a standing ovation after her near total ban on abortion bill passed the House at the Alabama Statehouse in Montgomery, Ala., on Tuesday, April 30, 2019.

The bill, HB314, would make it a crime to provide an abortion at any gestational state and does not have exemptions for cases of rape or incest. That was intentional, Collins said, to increase its chances of getting to the Supreme Court

"Just keep it at the heart of the issue: Is the baby in the womb a person?" she said.

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Charles Bethea writes on the anti- abortion bills recently passed by the Alabama and Georgia state On Wednesday, the governor of Alabama signed a bill that would make performing an abortion in When it becomes law , in January, it will make performing an abortion in the state, even in cases of The closest abortion clinic for those living in and around her county is roughly ninety minutes away

It does, however, have an exception for if there is a serious health risk posed to the woman.

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That bill has passed the state's House of Representatives and is expected to be debated in the state Senate this week, according to Alabama News Network. Collins expects it will pass in the Republican-held state Senate, before being sent to Gov. Kay Ivey, a Republican.

Abortion restricting bills inch closer to becoming laws in Alabama, Georgia© John Bazemore/AP, FILE Women hold signs to protest an abortion ban at the state Capitol in Atlanta, April 2, 2019.

Staci Fox, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Southeast Associates, said in a statement to ABC News after the bill passed the Alabama House of Representatives last Tuesday that "this ban is blatantly unconstitutional and lawmakers know it -- they just don't care."

"Alabamians are just pawns in this political game to challenge access to safe, legal abortion nationally," Fox said in her statement.

Pointing to action on both sides of the issue from the so-called "heartbeat" bills to bills adding protections for abortion rights -- Collins said, "You see states coming up with their own laws, more so than we saw before, in my opinion."

"It seems to me many of the states feel like it might be time for that to be revisited," Collins said.

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