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Georgia DAs won’t enforce new abortion law

Posted by / May 21, 2019

Georgia Republican Gov. Brian Kemp recently signed into a law a bill that prohibits abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, effectively banning abortions after six weeks of pregnancy except in the case of rape, incest, or when the mother’s life is in danger. Alyssa Milano, June Diane Raphael and George Takei all protested the bill before it was signed, and now that it has been signed the Killer Films CEO tweeted, that the company will “no longer consider Georgia as a viable shooting location until this ridiculous law is overturned.”

Celebrity protests are one thing, but opposition has gotten much more significant. A Georgia district attorney, DeKalb County’s Sherry Boston, issued the following statement: ​”​As District Attorney with charging discretion, I will not prosecute individuals pursuant to ​[the law] given its ambiguity and constitutional concerns. As a woman and mother, I am concerned about the passage and attempted passage of laws such as this one in Georgia, Alabama, and other states.”

Another county DA, Danny Porter from Gwinnett County, issued the following statement: ​”As a matter of law (as opposed to politics) this office will not be prosecuting any women under the new law as long as I’m district attorney.”

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