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Georgia Supreme Court reinstates abortion ban after six weeks of pregnancy

A small group of people protested Georgia’s abortion ban outside the State Capitol in Atlanta in June.

By Ava Sasani

The Georgia Supreme Court on Wednesday reinstated the state’s ban on abortions after six weeks of pregnancy, temporarily restoring the law that had been blocked by a lower court last week.

The decision reverses last week’s ruling by Judge Robert C.I. McBurney of the Fulton County Superior Court, who had said the six-week ban was unconstitutional when the state legislature approved it in 2019 — more than three years before the U.S. Supreme Court revoked the constitutional right to abortion.

The Georgia Supreme Court also denied a request by abortion providers and advocates for a 24-hour notice before reinstating the ban.

According to a statement from the ACLU, patients who had scheduled abortion appointments last week are being turned away.

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