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Federal court declares ‘heartbeat’ abortion law unconstitutional; governor says state will appeal

Georgia’s hotly controversial “heartbeat” abortion-restricting law was declared unconstitutional by a federal court July 13. Gov. Brian Kemp says the state will appeal. Signed into law by Kemp in early 2019, the law criminalized abortions in cases where a beat can be detected in fetal tissue that can develop into a heart and granted some […]