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Judges Block Restrictive Abortion Laws in Tennessee and Georgia

HeadlineJul 14, 2020

Reproductive rights advocates celebrated Monday after federal judges blocked laws in Tennessee and Georgia that essentially banned abortion at six weeks of pregnancy. Both states had passed legislation barring abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected — something that typically happens just six weeks into a pregnancy and before many people realize they’re pregnant. The Tennessee law was blocked within an hour of Republican Governor Bill Lee signing it into law.

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