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USGeorgia governor signs heartbeat abortion ban, joining a U.S. movement

17:50  07 may  2019
17:50  07 may  2019 Source:   reuters.com

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp to sign fetal heartbeat abortion bill Tuesday

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp to sign fetal heartbeat abortion bill Tuesday The law will make it illegal for women to get an abortion once a heartbeat is detected in the womb, which typically happens at six weeks pregnant.

(Reuters) - Georgia became the fourth U . S . state this year to outlaw abortion after a doctor can detect a fetal heartbeat , when its Republican governor on Tuesday signed a bill that an abortion -rights group vowed to challenge immediately. Opponents called the legislation a virtual ban because fetal

What to watch next. Georgia governor signs heartbeat abortion ban . Abortion foes say the bills are intended to draw legal challenges, in hopes that a case will land before the U . S . Supreme Court, where a majority of conservative judges including two appointed by Republican President Donald

May 7 (Reuters) - Georgia's Republican governor on Tuesday signed legislation outlawing abortion if a doctor can detect a fetal heartbeat, part of a concerted effort to restrict abortion rights in states across the country.

Governor Brian Kemp received the applause of supporters in a signing ceremony, becoming the fourth governor to sign such a law since mid-March.

"Our job is to do what is right, not what is easy," Kemp said, recognizing the strong opposition to the bill and the likelihood the law will be challenged in court.

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

Abortion restricting bills inch closer to becoming laws in Alabama, Georgia The expected signing of the bill in Georgia, slated for Tuesday, comes after much uproar over the bill, including threats from within the film and television industry. 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.

What to watch next. Georgia governor signs heartbeat abortion ban . Abortion foes say the bills are intended to draw legal challenges, in hopes that a case will land before the U . S . Supreme Court, where a majority of conservative judges including two appointed by Republican President Donald

Abortion foes say the bills are intended to draw legal challenges, in hopes that a case will land before the U . S . Supreme Court, where a majority of conservative judges including two appointed by Republican President Donald Trump could overturn Roe v. Wade

Anti-abortion campaigners have intensified their efforts since Donald Trump was elected president and appointed two conservative justices to the U.S. Supreme Court, hopeful they can convince the right-leaning court to re-examine the landmark case, Roe v. Wade, that established a woman's right to an abortion in 1973.

Kentucky, Mississippi and Ohio have enacted heartbeat laws recently, and Iowa passed one last year. Courts have blocked the Iowa and Kentucky laws, and the others face legal challenges. The American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia has vowed to sue to stop this law.

Even so, anti-abortion advocates have seized the political and judicial opening in their favor, introducing measures in 15 states to ban abortion as early as six weeks into a pregnancy, according to Rewire.News, a site specializing in the issue.

Why Hollywood's boycott of Georgia over the 'heartbeat' bill is already fizzling

Why Hollywood's boycott of Georgia over the 'heartbeat' bill is already fizzling Even Democrats agree that boycotting Georgia for its “heartbeat” abortion ban is a terrible idea. From Marvel films to TV shows like “Stranger Things” and “The Walking Dead,” Hollywood relies on Georgia’s generous tax incentives to produce its content. According to IndieWire, Hollywood got $800 million in tax credits from the Peach State in the 2018 fiscal year. Yet dozens of actors joined actress and left-wing activist Alyssa Milano in March to sign a petition calling for a boycott of the state if it passed its pending abortion ban.

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(Reuters) - Georgia became the fourth U . S . state this year to outlaw abortion after a doctor can detect a fetal heartbeat , when its Republican governor on Tuesday signed a bill that an abortion -rights group vowed to challenge immediately. Opponents called the legislation a virtual ban because fetal

That has raised concerns among abortion-rights advocates about expanding "abortion deserts," described as major cities that are at least 100 miles (160 km) from an abortion provider.

Between Georgia and Mississippi is Alabama, where the state's House has passed a bill that would ban all abortions unless the mother's life is threatened. The state's Senate is likely to vote on it this week, raising the prospect of a extensive abortion desert in the Southeast.

Ushma Upadhyay, professor of reproductive health at the University of California, San Francisco, said she was concerned for low-income women who lack the means to travel.

"This is basic health that should be available to all women regardless of where they live, how much money they make or how many children they have," Upadhyay said.

Abortion-rights supporters see the heartbeat bills as virtual bans because fetal heartbeats can be detected as early as six weeks, when women may not be aware they are pregnant.

Georgia's Living Infants Fairness and Equality (LIFE) Act permits later abortions in medical emergencies. In cases of rape or incest, the woman would be required to file an official police report.

(Reporting by Daniel Trotta in New York; Editing by Lisa Shumaker and Steve Orlofsky)

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