Georgia Passes 20-Week Ban

With just minutes left in the 2012 legislative session, Georgia lawmakers passed a bill late Thursday night that will ban abortion care after 20 weeks in the state.

Although the House and Senate leadership disagreed about adding an exception for cases of rape, incest, or when an abortion is necessary due to fetal diagnoses, they agreed to move forward with the bill with the exception included.

If signed by the Governor, this law will go into effect in January 2013.

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