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Federal judge temporarily blocks Georgia’s fetal heartbeat abortion ban

October 2, 2019

Via: Jurist

A judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of Georgia issued a preliminary injunction Tuesday that temporarily prevents the state from enforcing a fetal heartbeat abortion ban that was signed into law earlier this year.

This preliminary injunction comes following a lawsuit that was filed by several organizations after the bill was signed into law.

In order to grant the preliminary injunction, the court relied on four factors. First, the court found that the organizations had a “substantial likelihood of success on the merits” of their complaint.

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