Legislation was signed by Georgia Gov. Kemp that prohibits abortion after a heartbeat is detected in an embryo, according to CBS News. The bill is referred to as the “fetal heartbeat bill,” and it looks upon the five to six-week time of pregnancy — of which most women aren’t aware of their being pregnant.
“Georgia is a state that values life,” said Kemp after signing the bill. “We stand up and speak for those that are unable to speak for themselves,” Kemp continued. Many abortion-rights advocates have called the bill a ban on abortion and states that the bill is a violation of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision to protect a woman’s right to an abortion.
The American Civil Liberties Union and the Center for Reproductive Rights have already started conversations of challenging the legislation prior to it going into effect beginning January.