States Battle for Heartbeat Laws

States Battle for Heartbeat Laws

( – Two states recently had short-lived victories for pro-life activities and unborn children. Dubbed as a “heartbeat law,” this type of legislation prohibits abortions if a heartbeat can be detected, usually around six weeks into the pregnancy. However, these pro-life rulings didn’t last forever.

In Tennessee, Governor Bill Lee signed the state’s heartbeat bill on Monday, July 13, and declared his state “one of the most pro-life states in America.” Within an hour of the signing, Judge William Cambell temporarily stopped the bill from taking effect with a restraining order. Additionally, Planned Parenthood and the ACLU filed a lawsuit against the bill.

Further south in Georgia, a heartbeat law, signed by Governor Brian Kemp in 2019, was set to take effect this year. However, US District Judge Steve Jones also ruled against the state on Monday, permanently barring Georgia from enacting the law. In response, Governor Kemp posted his next action:

As states struggle to protect the lives of those most fragile among us, Americans must use their voices to secure the future of our children — including those not yet born. These battles take place both in our hearts and our courts. Let’s hope the legal system does the issue justice.

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