Georgia's Abortion Ban Struck Down in Court

Katheryn Tucker | Daily Report | July 13, 2020 

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A federal judge in Atlanta has thrown out Georgia’s abortion law, saying it violates constitutional rights.

District Judge Steve Jones of the Northern District of Georgia on Monday granted summary judgment to SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective and other groups challenging the law passed by the Georgia General Assembly and signed by Gov. Brian Kemp last year.

The judge also denied the state’s motion for summary judgment and enjoined the state and all defendants from enforcing the law created by House Bill 481.

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Judge Steve C. Jones. Presider of GA's Abortion Ban lawsuit.

District Judge Steve C. Jones, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. (Photo: John Disney/ALM)