Georgia Supreme Court Reinstates Abortion Ban So it Can Save Babies
November 24, 2022 | Georgia
The Georgia Supreme Court has reinstated the state’s abortion ban after a local judge blocked the heartbeat law that protects babies from abortions at 6 weeks when their heartbeats can be detected.
Earlier this month, Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney sided with abortion advocates who falsely claimed the law violates the Georgia Constitution’s right to privacy and liberty by “forcing pregnancy and childbirth upon countless Georgians.” The right to privacy regards government monitoring of citizens and has nothing to do with killing babies in abortions and the ban does not force anyone to give birth given the fact that any resident can practice abstinence or use contraception to prevent pregnancy.
The abortion ban had been in effect since July after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade but the ruling today blocks the law from being enforced.
Judge McBurney issued his decision by claiming that, because the Supreme Court had not yet issued its Dobbs decision, the law was unconstitutional when it was adopted — making it unconstitutional now even though the Supreme Court’s ruling very clearly gives states the latitude to ban abortion.
McBurney said when the law was enacted, “everywhere in America, including Georgia, it was unequivocally unconstitutional for governments — federal, state, or local — to ban abortions before viability.”… (Excerpt from LIFENEWS.COM)