Georgia Supreme Court reinstates law to allow abortions up to 6 weeks

The Georgia Supreme Court temporarily reinstated a law allowing abortions through six weeks of pregnancy in the state.

The Wednesday order overturned a lower court ruling that had ruled differently regarding the law.

The details

“In a one-page order issued on Wednesday, the court overturned a lower court’s decision to block the Georgia law. The Supreme Court’s order issuing a stay in the case means the law is reinstated while the court considers an appeal on the merits from Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr,” Fox News reported.

“The Superior Court of Fulton County this month ruled that the law violated the U.S. Constitution when it was enacted by the state legislature three years ago. It was blocked for three years until the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June, freeing states to pass their own laws on abortion,” it added.

The background

The previous law was signed by Gov. Brian Kemp (R) in July after the Supreme Court returned abortion laws to states.

“Since taking office in 2019, our family has committed to serving Georgia in a way that cherishes and values each and every human being, and today’s decision by the 11th Circuit affirms our promise to protect life at all stages,” Kemp said in July.

“Kemp has avoided stating whether he supports further abortion limits, but his staffers have noted it might be difficult to pass a more restrictive law because the 2019 legislation only passed by one vote,” the New York Post added.

The new ruling could have implications for the state’s Senate runoff election on Dec. 6.

Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock faces Republican candidate Herschel Walker in a battle that has included an emphasis on abortion laws, with Walker advocating for strong pro-life legislation.

Voters will soon have another chance to let their voice be heard as the controversial issue continues to unfold.