Local District Attorneys will not Prosecute Women for Seeking Abortions

Amanda Cooper
May 17, 2019 - 6:09 pm
Dressed as characters from the fictional tv show and book "The Handmaids Tail" (about a totalitarian society) protestors have been assembling at the GA Capitol

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A big concern surrounding Georgia's "heartbeat" law is whether a woman could be prosecuted for terminating a pregnancy. Local District attorneys from across metro, say they will not prosecute women for abortions. While speaking with Daily Report.com, an online legal newspaper, District Attorneys from Fulton, Cobb, Gwinnett all say that they will not prosecute women who are seeking to have an abortion. The Fulton County District Attorney's Office also issued a statement saying that it has no plans to prosecute women under the new law. 

Governor Brian Kemp signed the highly controversial 'heartbeat bill' into law earlier this month. The new law criminalizes any abortion after six weeks when a fetal heartbeat is detected. The law also makes certain exceptions for cases of rape or incest and if the pregnancy endangers the woman's life.

Governor Kemp signs the "Heartbeat Bill" into law 

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