Atlanta, Ga., Sep 28, 2021 / 14:00 pm
A federal appeals court is holding off on deciding whether to continue to block a Georgia pro-life law until the Supreme Court makes a decision in the case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.
The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments Sept. 24 to consider overturning a permanent injunction blocking the 2019 “Heartbeat Law” from going into effect. Similar to a recently enacted law in Texas, Georgia’s law would prohibit abortion after the detection of a fetal heartbeat.
Exceptions in the law include situations where a child was conceived in rape or incest, as long as a police report was filed, as well as for cases of risk to the health of the mother or if a medical condition meant the baby would not survive birth.
The law would also grant personhood rights to an unborn child.