Atlanta, Ga., Feb 4, 2020 / 18:01 pm America/Denver (CNA).
Georgia's heartbeat-based abortion ban is tied up in court, but six pro-abortion rights legislators in the state have reacted by proposing a bill to remove ultrasound and other informed consent requirements for women seeking abortions.
Ann Beall, director of the Kolbe Center for Life in Macon, is a critic of their bill.
“It is so horrifying to me that anyone, particularly six women, would bring this forward when that's just taking us backwards,” Beall told the Macon-based news station WGXA. “Why would a women not want all of the information possible before having a procedure that's going to change her life, kill her unborn child?”
Beall praised the regulations of the 2005 Women's Right to Know Act, which also require women seeking an abortion to wait 24 hours before procuring one.
House Bill 746, called the Woman's Right to Immediate Access Act, would remove the requirement that a woman seeking an abortion certify that she has seen informational materials and an ultrasound. It has six sponsors in the House of Representatives, all Democratic women.