Hearing set in challenge to Georgia abortion law

ATLANTA — A hearing is set for a lawsuit challenging Georgia's new law that bans abortions after 20 weeks.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia last month filed the lawsuit to block the law, which is to take effect Jan. 1. A judge is scheduled to hear arguments in the case on Thursday.

The ACLU filed the lawsuit on behalf of three obstetricians. They say the law forces doctors to make an "untenable choice" since they would face criminal prosecution for providing treatment their patients seek.

Supporters of the law say a fetus can feel pain at 20 weeks so the state has an interest in protecting it.

The law provides exceptions to allow abortions in the final three months of pregnancy to protect the life or health of the mother.


kevin 2 years, 8 months ago

Abortion is just another word for "murder." My how the ACLU dare commit murder on the unborn life. And you wonder why we have so much murder in this country. Just loom at the morals of this society. I wonder if these same murderers pray to a God. Even our politicians support abortion. I thought the US was big on human-rights. What about the human rights of the unborn? Why mourn for murdered kids when no one cares about the murdered unborn.


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