On March 7, 2019
Georgia Gov. Kemp signed into law the state's "Fetal Heartbeat Bill," a piece of legislation that would prohibit abortion after a heartbeat is detected in an embryo.
According to Washington Post, the heart beat is noticed around 5 to 6 weeks, which is around the time a expecting mom would usually find out she is indeed expecting.
The bill also appears to be a violation of Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 Supreme Court decision that protects a woman's right to an abortion up until when the fetus is viable or moving. This typically happens between 20 and 25 weeks. The heartbeat bill is expected to be challenged in court. The American Civil Liberties Union and the Center for Reproductive Rights have promised to challenge the legislation long before it goes into effect in January 2020.
The heart beat bill was one of the most restrictive bills passed until that of Alabama with Georgia being the fourth State to pass such bill, along side Ohio, Mississippi, and Kentucky. Let me list a few facts about the now “Heartbeat Bill.”
For one, it will be another way to increase arrest. I say this because Patients and doctors could be prosecuted from 10 years to 99 years in prison for providing an abortion, or a client traveling to another state to get one. Now I am not a mother, as of yet, nor have I had an abortion. What I do know is a man shouldn’t be in control or anyone outside of myself or my significant other to make a decision on the behalf of ourselves. How is this even possible? People go through things, certain circumstances arise. Many may say, well use preventative measures or take precautions and I totally get that as well. I also get that everyone’s human.
The HeartBeat Bill is scheduled to take affect in January of 2020. So as of now abortions are still legal. In some states as Alabama the law takes effect in 6 months from the date of signature. Alabama just signed one of the most restrictive bills in the country. For example, under no circumstances can a woman seek abortion. Whether you’ve been raped or molested that doesn’t matter!! You will have to carry the rapist child etc. Let me elaborate further. if you decide upon an abortion, the time or sentence given to an accused first degree rapist in Alabama is life in prison which is 10-99 years or two to twenty years for a second degree rapist. Penalties for that of abortion are equal or harsher than that of a rapist. I cannot understand this concept at all and the fact an Alabama senator being a woman was even more alarming. This seems like a war on women to me, and a reason to move backwards in time.
Also, the morning after pill will not be effected. You officially have power over all of your actions between yourself and someone else entirely until the plus signs pops up on the pregnancy test. At that point, the state officially has control. As a woman myself, that’s a hard pill to swallow knowing I wouldn’t have a say so unless possibly under certain drastic situations as rape,etc. It is, as of now in Georgia, that there are certain circumstances where you can receive an abortion.
So to all My Kings and Empresses out there baby wrap it up, tightly...
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