Georgia Legislature OKs Fetal Pain-Based Abortion BanSteven Ertelt | Washington, DC | LifeNews.com | 3/30/12 12:48 PM
Georgia is looking to become the latest state to approve a law that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy based on the scientific evidence showing unborn children feel pain at least at that point in development, if not sooner.
The bill, which now goes to Governor Nathan Deal for his signature, will make Georgia the seventh state to adopt such a law. None of those measures has been successfully challenged in court.
Georgia Right to Life president Dan Becker applauded passage of the measure and said it could very well save the lives of more than 1,000 unborn children who die annually from such abortions in his state. The state’s current law allows abortions for almost any reason throughout all nine months of pregnancy.
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