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Allie Clouse News Sentinel Published 1:38 PM EDT May 16, 2019 Abortion laws are rapidly changing across the country with Alabama’s newest and most strict regulations at the forefront. Many states are expected to follow suit, and some are preparing for these laws to strike down the historical Roe v Wade case. Here is a rundown of abortion laws in every Southeast state. Alabama Alabama recently passed a law that outlaws all abortions at every stage of pregnancy, only making an exception for cases that endanger the life of the mother. This law also will make performing an abortion a felony punishable up to 99 years in prison. The law will go into effect six months from mid-May if it is not blocked by legal challenges first. As of now, abortions are legal until 20 weeks of pregnancy. A mandatory waiting period of 48 hours is required before an abortion is performed. An ultrasound must be done at an abortion appointment, and doctors are required to ask patients if they would … [Read more...] about Abortion laws: How they differ in states across the Southeast
Nate Chute Montgomery Advertiser Published 5:25 PM EDT May 14, 2019 In 2019, more than a dozen states have either passed or attempted to pass stricter abortion legislation. Alabama is currently weighing a bill that would be the most restrictive in the nation. Georgia's Gov. Brian Kemp has already signed a bill that would make performing an abortion illegal once a heartbeat is detected. That new law is scheduled to take effect on Jan. 1. Two other states — Ohio and Mississippi — have passed similar legislation. The bills are expected to face litigation. Here are similarities and differences between the Georgia law and the Alabama proposed law: When can you get an abortion? Current state law in both states outlaws abortion after 20 weeks unless the woman's health is at risk. Georgia's newly signed law would change the time period to six weeks of pregnancy, a time period in which many critics say many women … [Read more...] about Alabama abortion bill: How it compares to Georgia abortion law
Ben Nadler The Associated Press Published 8:36 PM EDT Mar 22, 2019 ATLANTA — Amid protests and a heavy police presence, the Georgia Senate on Friday passed a bill banning almost all abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected. The bill, backed by Republican Gov. Brian Kemp, passed on a 34-18 party-line vote and would be one of the nation's strictest anti-abortion measures if it becomes law and is not blocked in court battles. It will now go back to the House to approve Senate changes, where it's expected to pass again. Women in Georgia can currently seek an abortion during the first 20 weeks of a pregnancy. A heartbeat can be detected in an embryo as early as six weeks into pregnancy, before many women know they're pregnant. Georgia lawmakers and GOP-led legislatures in several other states have pushed anti-abortion measures in hopes of getting a case before the U.S. Supreme Court to challenge its 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that legalized abortion nationwide. The push … [Read more...] about Abortion ban in Georgia would be among strictest in nation
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant on Thursday signed one of the strictest abortion laws in the nation — a measure that bans most abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, about six weeks into pregnancy. The New York-based Center for Reproductive Rights called the measure "cruel and clearly unconstitutional" and said it would sue Mississippi to try to block the law from taking effect on July 1. Bryant's action came despite a federal judge's decision last year striking down a less-restrictive law limiting abortions in the state. After a bill signing ceremony at the state Capitol, Bryant told reporters that he's not worried about lawsuits."They don't have to sue us. It's up to them," Bryant said. "If they do not believe in the sanctity of life, these that are in organizations like Planned Parenthood, we will have to fight that fight. But it is worth it."Mississippi is one of several states that have considered bills this year to ban abortions once a fetal heartbeat is found. … [Read more...] about Mississippi’s governor signed one of the strictest abortion laws in the nation. Abortion-rights supporters said they’ll sue.