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Opponents of Georgia ‘Heartbeat’ Abortion Law Seek Injunction

July 23, 2019, 5:03 PM

Abortion rights advocates have asked a federal court to temporarily block a Georgia law from taking effect that bans abortion as early as six weeks after a woman’s last menstrual cycle.

The American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Georgia, the Center for Reproductive Rights, and Planned Parenthood filed a motion for preliminary injunctive relief July 23 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia on behalf of a coalition of abortion providers throughout the state that has challenged the law. Absent a court order, the law is set to take effect Jan. 1.

Georgia added itself ...