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Appeals Court May Wait to Rule on Georgia Abortion Law Until ‘Dobbs’ Is Decided

Jonah McKeownPro-life advocates hold signs at the 45th-annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 19, 2018.

The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments Sept. 24 to consider overturning a permanent injunction blocking the 2019 Heartbeat Law from going into effect. Similar to a recently enacted law in Texas, Georgia’s law would prohibit abortion after the detection of a fetal heartbeat. The law would also grant personhood rights to an unborn child.