Georgia’s Six-Week Abortion Law Challenged in State Court – Bloomberg Law

Abortion advocates, including a group representing women of color, has sued Georgia in state court to stop it from enforcing a law that criminalizes abortions at about six week of pregnancy, with narrowly drawn exceptions.

Georgia joins a growing list of states sued by abortion providers seeking to invalidate restrictions on the basis that state constitutions give greater protections to reproductive rights than the federal constitution. Similar cases are pending in states such as Kentucky, Utah, North Dakota, and South Carolina.

Georgia’s law, known as HB 481, violates the Georgia Constitution’s rights to privacy, liberty, and equal protection, a complaint …

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