Facts About Georgia’s Heartbeat 481 Bill

Newly elected governor, Brian Kemp, has signed the Heartbeat Bill 481, which bans abortion after six weeks in the state of Georgia. The Heartbeat Bill is the most extreme abortion bill in the United States.

Alyssa Milano protested the Georgia Heartbeat Bill at the Georgia State Capitol April 2, 2019.

Many women are protesting the new law because most women don’t know that they are pregnant until six weeks. Also, most doctors don’t check for pregnancy until eight weeks.

The previous law in Georgia was that abortions could be performed before 12 weeks (1st trimester). Now women that attempt to get an abortion could face life in prison. The abortion would be considered a murder. The doctor that performs the abortion would be punished as well. Seeking abortions outside of the state could still violate the new law.

Also, If a women has a miscarriage police will be allowed to investigate it. If the miscarriage is due to unhealthy behavior such as drinking while pregnant or using drugs the mother could face up to 30 years in prison.

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