Federal Judge Strikes Down Georgia’s Compassionate Heartbeat Law

July 13, 2020
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Washington, D.C. – Today an Atlanta federal judge struck down Georgia’s pro-life law which protects unborn children from abortion when a heartbeat can be detected. The law was signed by Governor Brian Kemp in May of last year.

“The beating heart of a vulnerable unborn child should awaken the conscience of our nation, and Georgia helped lead the way with the passage of its heartbeat bill,” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “We are disappointed that the will of the people is being thwarted with today’s decision striking down this compassionate law. We thank Governor Brian Kemp for championing this legislation, and we stand with pro-life Georgians in the fight to protect this strong, compassionate pro-life law.”

Last year, Governor Brian Kemp stood up to Hollywood and the film industry when more than 40 celebrities threatened to boycott the state on account of its strong protections for unborn children.

Dr. Kathi Aultman, a former abortionist and an associate scholar with SBA List’s research arm Charlotte Lozier Institute, traveled to Georgia to give testimony on the bill before it became law.

SBA List is a network of more than 837,000 pro-life Americans nationwide, dedicated to ending abortion by electing national leaders and advocating for laws that save lives, with a special calling to promote pro-life women leaders.






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