Free Market Evaluation - Send us your resume and we will give you free feedback
DLA Piper Attorney Killer Pleads Guilty
DLA Piper Attorney Killer Pleads Guilty
Lawyer Indicted for Witness Tampering in Anti-Muslim Hate Crime
Lawyer Indicted for Witness Tampering in Anti-Muslim Hate Crime
The 14 FIFA Individuals Who Have Been Indicted
The 14 FIFA Individuals Who Have Been Indicted
Working Part-Time Isn’t Always Career Suicide for Attorneys and Professionals
Working Part-Time Isn’t Always Career Suicide for Attorneys and Prof...
Your profile matches an open legal position. Apply now!
Legal Job Listings
Download PDF

State Judge Temporarily Blocks Enforcement Of Law Limiting Availability Of Midterm Abortions View Count: 37

An abortion law, passed by the General Assembly earlier this year, and was scheduled to take effect from the New Year, has been provisionally suspended, after Fulton County Superior Court Judge Doris Downs temporarily blocked it.

The law would have prohibited doctors  from performing abortions 20 weeks after an egg is fertilized, unless they believed that the fetus had some medical deficiency that would make it difficult to survive or could pose a threat to the life of the mother or have other serious health implications, not including mental, for her.

Downs blocked the law as it was contested by the American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia, who filed a lawsuit on behalf of three obstetricians calling the law unconstitutional. The ACLU said that the law infringed on the state’s privacy protections that they were entitled to by the state’s constitution.

Debbie Seagraves, executive director of Georgia ACLU said that they decided to put up a state challenge because its constitution provides them with some very enduring safeguards of privacy.

Get JD Journal in Your Mail
Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!




Georgia’s existing laws allow women to seek an abortion, for whatsoever reason during the first 24 weeks of pregnancy. After that it will be left to the discretion of the doctor, who can perform an abortion only if he or she feels that it is imperative to protect the life or health of the mother and is deemed “medically futile.”

State Judge Temporarily Blocks Enforcement Of Law Limiting Availability Of Midterm Abortions by

Tagged: ,

Posted by on December 25, 2012. Filed under Legal News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.

 

 

Job of the Day
Account Executive (Texas based)
USA-TX-Dallas
CaseEdge Account Executive (Texas based - does not have to be in Dallas/Ft. Worth).   Primary Goals The Account Executive (AE) is responsible for developing and growing new customer account...


Apply now

Related Posts: