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How does Alabama's near-total abortion ban bill compare to Georgia's 'fetal heartbeat' law?


Added 05-19-19 01:11:03am EST - “Georgia passed one of the most restrictive abortion bills in the US. How does Alabama's abortion bill legislators are currently weighing stack up?” - News.yahoo.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From News.yahoo.com: “How does Alabama's near-total abortion ban bill compare to Georgia's 'fetal heartbeat' law?”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – In 2019, more than a dozen states have either passed or attempted to pass stricter abortion legislation. Alabama's Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would be the most restrictive in the nation. 

Georgia's Gov. Brian Kemp has already signed a bill that would make performing an abortion illegal once a heartbeat is detected. That new law is scheduled to take effect Jan. 1.

Two other states – Ohio and Mississippi – have passed similar legislation. The bills are expected to face litigation.

Here are similarities and differences between the Georgia law and the proposed Alabama law: 

Current state law in both states outlaws abortion after 20 weeks unless the woman's health is at risk. Georgia's newly signed law would change the time period to six weeks of pregnancy, a time period in which many critics say many women aren't yet aware of their pregnancy.

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