31 Mar '12, 1am

Georgia Revives And Passes 20 Week Abortion Ban | Care2 Causes

Georgia Revives And Passes 20 Week Abortion Ban | Care2 Causes

Georgia’s fetal pain bill is back and it passed. On the last day of the legislative session Georgia Republicans pushed, and got, a “fetal pain” bill, just not the exact bill they had hoped for. The original bill would have cut by nearly six weeks the time women in Georgia may have to have an elective abortion. The original General Assembly bill made no exceptions, not even when the life of the mother was in danger or the fetus was not viable outside the womb. The Senate changed the bill to include an exemption for “medically futile” pregnancies and giving doctors the option to perform an abortion later than 20 weeks when a fetus has congenital or chromosomal defects. Initially the House refused to accept the changes and the bill looked certain to die without a vote. But then a compromise emerged that included a definition of a “medically futile” pregnancy to include only t...

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