Georgia judge blocks state’s law outlawing most abortions after six weeks

Georgia’s attorney general immediately appealed the ruling to the state Supreme Court

(FOX) A judge blocked Georgia’s law outlawing almost all abortions after six weeks on Tuesday, ruling that it violated the U.S. Constitution when it was enacted by the state legislature three years ago.

The law, passed in 2019, restricts abortions once cardiac activity can be detected by an ultrasound, which is usually around six weeks. It includes exceptions for rape and incest as long as a police report was filed, and allows for later abortions if a pregnant woman’s life is at risk.

It was blocked for three years until the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June, freeing states to pass their own regulations on abortion…

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