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Photos: Thousands protest Georgia abortion legislation during #DoBetterGA march
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 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.
Five bills on Governor Kemp’s desk that could affect you the most
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.
Who stands to lose the most under Georgia’s anti-abortion bill?
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.
Guns fail, ethics bill passes on Legislature’s final night
The final night of the Georgia General Assembly always has something of a party atmosphere. After a dinner break during which senators, House members, Gold Dome staffers and lobbyists sit at communal tables in the soaring lobby of the state Capitol and feast on donated barbecue and sweet tea, everyone goes back upstairs and gets down to business—more or less.
Surprise anti-abortion measure passes Senate
Minutes ago, Sen. Judson Hill, R-Marietta, stepped out of left field to add an anti-abortion amendment to a routine bill to allow the Georgia World Congress Center to offer a flexible benefit plan to its employees.
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