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Atlanta City Council passes measure opposing state's 'heartbeat' bill

Added 05-21-19 07:57:01pm EST - “The Atlanta City Council has voted unanimously to? advance a resolution opposing the state's "heartbeat" ab” - Thehill.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “Atlanta City Council passes measure opposing state's 'heartbeat' bill”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The Atlanta City Council has voted unanimously to advance a resolution opposing the state's "heartbeat" abortion bill that passed earlier this month.

The legislative body passed the symbolic resolution "expressing the city’s opposition" to the bill banning abortions in the state once a fetal heartbeat is detected in a 13-0 vote on Monday.

The vote comes as a number of district attorneys across the city have vowed not to prosecute women seeking abortions in the state in wake of the new law.

City Councilman Amir Farokhi, who introduced the measure, said in a statement that it’s important for the council to "join the chorus Georgians speaking out for a woman’s right to choose” as the state’s largest city."

“The values represented in that bill are not those held by the majority of Atlantans,” Farokhi  said.

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