Georgia’s Abortion Law of 2019 should go into impact, federal appellate court rules

Atlanta (AP) – A federal appeals court overturned a lower court ruling allowing the restrictive abortion law of 2019 to go into effect immediately on Wednesday. The decision came after the US Supreme Court ruled last month that there is no constitutional right to abortion.

The law, which was suspended, bans most abortions once a “detectable human heartbeat” is present. Heart activity can be detected by ultrasound in cells within an embryo, which eventually becomes the heart as early as the sixth week of pregnancy, before many pregnancies are detected.