Georgia Senator Jen Jordan on her HB 481 speech: “The least that women should be given is the ability to control our bodies.”
For weeks before her viral speech on the Georgia Senate floor, Jen Jordan had been listening to the debate around HB 481 (a.k.a. the "heartbeat bill") but said she hadn’t heard any talk—honest talk—about how the bill would impact women in real, messy terms.
As my fellow blogger Andisheh Nouraee pointed out yesterday, Tea Party types will never come around to the proposed transportation sales tax (to say nothing of "taxis, taxidermy, and tacks"). But really, they should lighten up a bit.
Legislation that seeks to ban the majority of abortions in Georgia, HB 481, is up for a vote in the state Senate as early as this week. Here are a few of the groups who would be disproportionately impacted by Georgia’s heartbeat bill if it becomes law and goes into effect.
There's a better way to support women's rights and fight HB 481, Georgia's abortion ban.
What film studios will boycott Georgia over the abortion law? And what will those boycotts accomplish? We break down what has happened in Georgia's film industry so far since Governor Brian Kemp signed HB 481, the "heartbeat bill," into law.
Georgia Governor Brian Kemp has until May 12 to sign or veto the bills that cleared the Legislature during this recent General Assembly. Some proposals will be a no-brainer for the governor, others are marred in controversy. Here’s a look at some of the most impactful measures.
With the primary elections coming up, it’s high time to introduce the fresh batch of Georgia gubernatorial hopefuls looking to succeed Governor Nathan Deal.
The young leader of Clarkston, Georgia, which has been called the most diverse square mile in America, declared today he’s running for U.S. Senate.
On Saturday morning, thousands gathered near the Georgia State Capitol in downtown Atlanta to protest HB 481, a bill recently signed into law by Governor Brian Kemp that bars most abortions after six weeks.
Georgia lawmakers have been accused of moving the goal posts so their party can stay in power. Could an independent set of mapmakers put an end to the process? Or must the courts decide?