Georgia governor signs ‘heartbeat bill,’ giving the state one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the nation

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Re: Georgia governor signs ‘heartbeat bill,’ giving the state one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the nation

#51 Post by K9s » Thu May 16, 2019 2:22 pm

This is a 2020 play. Seriously. The goal was to get EXTREME laws shut down by the courts and then claim they need to keep the Senate and POTUS in 2020 so they can replace RBG.

They never thought they had a chance to overturn Roe (they will blame John Roberts and other liberal judges). Just watch.

IMHO, this will backfire. However, they don't care about keeping the House. They just want to hold the Senate and POTUS to reshape the judiciary further.

Guns, Abortion, Immigration/Invasion. That is the GOP message for 2020.
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Re: Georgia governor signs ‘heartbeat bill,’ giving the state one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the nation

#52 Post by K9s » Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:12 pm

https://www.ajc.com/news/state--regiona ... UT7OkyqkO/

A federal judge has blocked Georgia’s anti-abortion law from going into effect.

District Judge Steve C. Jones issued a ruling Tuesday blocking House Bill 481 from taking effect Jan. 1 while a challenge to the law makes its way through court.

Jones said the U.S. Supreme Court has “repeatedly and unequivocally” upheld Roe v Wade, saying a state may not ban abortion before it is viable — established in Roe as between 24 and 26 weeks of pregnancy.

“What is clearly defined, however, is that under no circumstances whatsoever may a state prohibit or ban abortions at any point prior to viability, no matter what interests the state asserts to support it,” Jones wrote. “By banning abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected, HB 481 prohibits women from making the ultimate decision to terminate her pregnancy at a point before viability.”

The ACLU also argued that the “personhood” components of the law were vague and made it difficult for their clients, abortion providers, to know when he or she was in violation.

That language would allow parents, once a heartbeat is detected, to claim an embryo on their taxes as a dependent, and it would be counted toward the state’s population. A court could also order a father to pay child support after a heartbeat is detected, under the law.

Jones wrote in his order that he agreed the language was too vague.
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Re: Georgia governor signs ‘heartbeat bill,’ giving the state one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the nation

#53 Post by highdesert » Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:36 pm

Good the religionists lost. State politicians got the mileage they wanted, they can complain about activist judges all the way to their reelection.
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Re: Georgia governor signs ‘heartbeat bill,’ giving the state one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the nation

#54 Post by featureless » Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:49 pm

highdesert wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:36 pm
Good the religionists lost.
Amen!

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