Georgia’s ‘Heartbeat’ detection bill signed into law

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Georgia’s state legislature passed the controversial HB 481 ‘Heartbeat’ bill, and now Gov. Brian Kemp has made good on his promise to sign it into law.

The law does not outlaw abortion in the state and still allows women to undergo an abortion up to the 20th week of pregnancy, but does restrict doctors from performing the procedure once a fetal heartbeat is detected.

Kemp stated that the bill “is very simple but also very powerful: a declaration that all life has value, that all life matters, and that all life is worthy of protection.”