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Tue May 21, 2019, 05:07 PM

Georgia District Attorneys Vow Not To Enforce 'Heartbeat' Abortion Bill

Source: huffpo

Georgia District Attorneys Vow Not To Enforce ‘Heartbeat’ Abortion Bill

Prosecutors for five of Georgia’s most populous counties say they won’t prosecute women who get abortions under the state’s “heartbeat” bill.


By Alanna Vagianos

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“As a matter of law (as opposed to politics), this office will not be prosecuting any women under the new law as long as I’m district attorney,” Gwinnett County DA Danny Porter wrote in a statement to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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Fulton, Gwinnett, Cobb, DeKalb and Henry County prosecutors told local outlets that they either will not or cannot enforce the law once it goes into effect Jan. 1.

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Similarly, a spokesperson for Fulton County DA Paul Howard said the district attorney “has no intention of ever prosecuting a woman under this new law,” he told NBC affiliate 11Alive. He also said Howard will not prosecute medical professionals for performing the procedure in Fulton County, which includes the state’s capital, Atlanta.

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“This office will not prosecute any woman for decisions regarding her own personal health, nor any physician or other healthcare professional, under HB 481,” he told 11Alive.


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Read more: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/georgia-district-attorneys-anti-abortion-law_n_5ce3ef17e4b0e69c18f1e28a

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Reply Georgia District Attorneys Vow Not To Enforce 'Heartbeat' Abortion Bill (Original post)
marble falls May 21 OP
Va Lefty May 21 #1
marble falls May 21 #2
RKP5637 May 21 #3
Maggiemayhem May 21 #4
BigmanPigman May 21 #6
Glorfindel May 21 #5
keithbvadu2 May 21 #7
madville May 21 #8

Response to marble falls (Original post)

Tue May 21, 2019, 05:11 PM

1. Yeah the theocrats will take this well

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Tue May 21, 2019, 05:15 PM

2. Here's where they get a practical lesson in separation between church and state ...

the state has the courts.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Tue May 21, 2019, 05:15 PM

3. K&R !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! n/t

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Tue May 21, 2019, 05:42 PM

4. Yes, but who will perform one in the state?


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Response to Maggiemayhem (Reply #4)

Tue May 21, 2019, 06:07 PM

6. Good point!

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Tue May 21, 2019, 05:49 PM

5. Hooray! These five counties make up about one-third of Georgia's population

of 10,520,000. I wouldn't be surprised to see DA's from other populous counties make similar decisions.
Maybe Georgia isn't totally down the sewer after all.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Tue May 21, 2019, 06:22 PM

7. As if this statement holds any legal obligation.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Tue May 21, 2019, 08:20 PM

8. We've seen rural areas announce they won't enforce gun laws

Might as well pick and choose what suites us in the areas Democrats control. We've also seen it with sheriffs and DAs not enforcing marijuana laws still on the state books so there is precedent to just look the other way.

I doubt you are going to find a medical professional willing to risk their license over it though.

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