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Court says it will wait to rule on Georgia abortion law

Court says it will wait to rule on Georgia abortion law
Court says it will wait to rule on Georgia abortion law(KLTV)
Published: Sep. 28, 2021 at 10:18 AM EDT
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ATLANTA (AP) — A federal appeals court says it will wait until the U.S. Supreme Court rules on a separate Mississippi abortion case before weighing in on a restrictive Georgia abortion law that a lower court blocked.

A federal judge ruled last year that the law cannot take effect because it’s unconstitutional. The state appealed that ruling to the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. A three-judge panel of the appeals court heard arguments on that appeal Friday and on Monday issued an order staying the appeal.

The law sought to ban abortions once a detectable human heartbeat is present, with some limited exceptions.

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