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Abortion ban: Georgia prosecutors refuse to enforce 'heartbeat' law

District lawyers in Georgia have announced they will not prosecute women for getting an abortion after the US state effectively banned the procedure.Georgia governor Brian Kemp signed the controversial “heartbeat” abortion ban into law earlier in the month – giving the southern state one of the most restrictive laws in the US.The legislation, which has provoked outrage among women’s rights groups, bans abortion once cardiac activity can be detected in an embryo. This can be as early as six weeks...
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Alabama Governor Signs Law To Effectively Ban Abortion In The State. What's Next?

On Wednesday, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed into law a measure that bans abortion at any stage of gestation, except in cases in which the woman's life is in danger. The legislation makes no exceptions for rape or incest, after an amendment to include these cases failed to pass in the state Senate.Experts say that House Bill 314, which makes performing an abortion a felony offense and would punish health providers with up to 99 years in prison, is unconstitutional and will likely be blocked by th...
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White House refuses to sign on to Christchurch call to combat online extremism – live

White House said in response to an international agreement to to curb hate speech that ‘productive speech’ is the best tool to defeat itSign up to the US briefing and get a new perspective 5.58pm BST With both chambers of the Alabama legislature passing a near-total abortion ban, attention is going to turn to Republican Governor Kay Ivey, who must sign the bill for it to become law.Abortion rights advocates Wednesday morning urged Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey to reject the bill and vowed swift lega...
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The Alabama Senate Voted To Effectively Ban Abortion In The State. What's Next?

The Alabama Senate voted Tuesday night to ban abortion at any stage of gestation, except in cases in which the woman's life is in danger. The legislation makes no exceptions for rape or incest, after an amendment to include these cases failed to pass.House Bill 314, which makes performing an abortion a felony offense and would punish health providers with up to 99 years in prison, now goes to Republican Gov. Kay Ivey for a signature. If signed into law, HB 314 would go into effect after six mon...
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