Ga. governor signs heartbeat law
ATLANTA, Ga. (BP) -- Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, a Republican, signed legislation on Tuesday that protects unborn babies from abortion once they have a detectable heartbeat, usually around six weeks of gestation.
Kemp said the new law is "to ensure that all Georgians have the opportunity to live, grow, learn, and prosper in our great state."
Sean Young, legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia, reportedly said his organization plans to challenge the law in court.
Mississippi, Ohio, and Kentucky recently enacted similar protections, and more are under consideration in a number of states. A judge blocked Kentucky's law shortly after Gov. Matt Bevin, also a Republican, signed it in March.