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States’ challenges to Roe v Wade draw ire

Posted by / May 11, 2019

Three states––George, Ohio, and Alabama––have drawn criticism for their challenges to Roe v Wade.

On Tuesday, Georgia Republican Gov. Brian Kemp 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.”

Last month, the governor of Ohio signed into law one of the nation’s most respective abortion laws––a similar heartbeat bill as that passed in Georgia, but there are no exceptions. An 11-year-old girl was recently impregnated by a 26-year-old man––when the bill is eventually solidified in state law, abortion will no longer be an option for cases like that.

But Alabama is vying to become the strictest state in the nation in terms of abortion. The proposed bill would make it a felony to perform an abortion unless a woman’s life is in danger. Like Ohio, there are no exceptions

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