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Georgia Six-Week Abortion Ban to Take Effect

Un juez falla a favor de Planned Parenthood y  bloquea temporalmente la prohibición del aborto en Kentucky

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Georgia has been added this Wednesday to the growing list of states banning abortion after the first six weeks, as an appeals court upheld a 2019 law that had been blocked and may now be in effect thanks to a Supreme Court ruling that overturned “Roe v. Wade.”

This law bans abortion after six weeks of pregnancy and redefines the concept of “personhood” to include an embryo or fetus at any stage of development.

The six-week abortion ban, passed in 2019, was previously blocked by a district court ruling that declared it unconstitutional.

But the 11th Circuit Court reversed this decision due to the precedent of a Supreme Court ruling, which with a conservative majority of six justices and three liberals, reversed “Roe v. Wade.”

So far, in the state of Georgia, governed by Republican Brian Porter Kemp, abortion is legal up to 21 weeks and six days of pregnancy, starting from the patient’s last menstrual period.

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