Washington, D.C. (May. 7, 2019) – Today, Georgia Gov. Mike Kemp signed the state’s “Heartbeat Bill,” which will prohibit abortion when a fetal heartbeat can be detected, as early as 6 weeks gestation. HB481, “Living Infants Fairness and Equality (LIFE) Act,” passed in the Georgia House in March in a vote of 92 to 78. Gov. Kemp promised to sign the bill despite the backlash from pro-abortion celebrities and businesses including Amazon and Coca-Cola. He delivered on that promise today, giving Georgia one of the strictest pro-life laws in the nation. The bill will go into effect at the beginning of next year. A lawsuit against it is expected from the ACLU of Georgia.
Statement from Live Action Founder and President, Lila Rose:
“This is a huge win for life. Georgia is the fourth state this year to pass a heartbeat bill, joining Kentucky, Mississippi, and Ohio. This law acknowledges the scientific fact that the pro-abortion movement tries desperately to ignore: This is a unique, individual human life in the womb, not a ‘clump of cells;’ and just three weeks after fertilization, the child’s little heart is already beating. It’s time for society and our laws to acknowledge that there are two human beings in a pregnancy – a baby and his or her mother – and both deserve protection.”
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