Opponents of Georgia abortion ban promise court challenge

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ATLANTA (AP) — Opponents of a Georgia law banning abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected vow to take their fight from the state Capitol to the courthouse.

The measure that was signed into law Tuesday by Republican Gov. Brian Kemp is one of the nation’s most restrictive abortion laws. It effectively bans the procedure at around six weeks of pregnancy, before many women know they are pregnant.

The president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Southeast says her organization will see the governor in court.

The legal director of the ACLU of Georgia, Sean Young, says the measure is unconstitutional, and the group plans to challenge it.

The governor acknowledges the likely legal battle ahead and says he will always “fight for life.”

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