ACLU of Georgia

Closer Look: Reaction to Federal Judge’s Ruling on Georgia’s Abortion Law; How to Handle Hard to Recycle Materials

By Candace Wheeler | WABE | October 2, 2019 

The interview with the ACLU of Georgia begins at 2:23.

  • 0:00: Rose Scott gives a news brief on a federal judge’s decision to temporarily block Georgia’s newest abortion law. And in other news, Cobb County officials say the Sterigenics medical sterilization facility cannot operate sterilization services and must halt construction for the time being.
  • 02:23: We hear the latest from both sides of the abortion debate, in light of U.S. District Judge Steve Jones’ order to temporarily block Georgia’s new abortion law from taking effect. The law, which bans most abortions as early as six weeks into a pregnancy, was set to take effect at the beginning of next year. Andrea Young, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia, and Sean Young, legal director of the ACLU of Georgia, join “Closer Look” in studio to discuss the latest developments in the case.
  • 17:48: Georgia Republican Representative Ed Setzler, the lawmaker behind Georgia’s new abortion law, joins “Closer Look” in studio to share his reaction to the temporary ban on the law.
Andrea Young and Sean J. Young speaking in a WABE interview.

Sean Young, legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia, Andrea Young, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia, and Georgia Republican Representative Ed Setzler, the lawmaker behind Georgia’s new abortion law, join “Closer Look” in studio.

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