Georgia Governor Signs Into Law Most Restrictive Abortion Law In The Country
On Tuesday morning, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed into law the "fetal heartbeat bill" which bans abortions from being performed as soon as a heartbeat can be detected.
This makes this law one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the United States.
Fox News reports,
Kemp kept his campaign promise in signing the bill, HB 481, technically called the "Living Infants Fairness and Equality (LIFE) Act," which will prohibit abortions in the state after a heartbeat is detected, as early as six weeks into a pregnancy. The law allows exceptions in the case of rape, incest, or if the life of the mother is in danger.
Before the signing of the bill, State Rep. Ed Setzler pointed to science, law, and the simple fact that common sense says a beating heart is a sign of life and those children should receive the full protection of the law. State Sen. Renee Unterman, a former nurse who ushered the bill through the state Senate, said she has waited her entire time as a legislator for this moment, calling it the "culmination of my political career."
"Georgia is a state that values life," Kemp said before putting his signature to the LIFE Act. "We stand up for those who are unable to speak for themselves."
This is a very important step in fighting against the Roe v. Wade decision which people misinterpret as being a law. It's not, it's an opinion.
According to The Root,
The law, which is to take effect Jan. 1, is among the most restrictive abortion legislation in the nation, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and it already has activists gearing to battle it in court.
Staci Fox, the president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Southeast, said she had one message for Kemp, the AP reports: “We will see you, sir, in court.”
She's going to argue that this ban is unconstitutional, but she's in for a rude awakening because State law trumps Federal law. It's just that in the case of abortion, it's not always enforced.
Just think of marijuana. It's illegal federally, though many states have legalized it in some degree. That's because state right are higher than federal rights.
Plus, there is nothing "unconstitutional" about saving babies.