By Rachel Lynn Aldrich/WORLD
ATLANTA, Ga. — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, a Republican, recently signed legislation that protects unborn babies from abortion once they have a detectable heartbeat, usually around six weeks of gestation.
The law is scheduled take effect Jan. 1, 2020. The state currently allows abortion in the first 20 weeks of pregnancy. The heartbeat law has exemptions for cases of rape and incest, danger to the life of the mother, or if the baby could not live outside the womb due to medical problems. [Read more…]