Georgia’s governor is expected to sign the controversial heartbeat abortion bill into law Tuesday.
It’s a promise Gov. Brian Kemp made during his campaign — signing the toughest abortion bill in the United States.
The law would ban all abortions at the first sign of a fetal heartbeat, approximately six weeks into a pregnancy. Opponents say at that time, most women don’t even know they’re pregnant.
The current law in Georgia allows abortion procedures up to the 20th week of pregnancy. Women’s rights advocates have been fighting to keep this law in place.
Some Hollywood names have joined, threatening to boycott the state’s film industry should Kemp sign the bill. Groups like the ACLU have also promised immediate lawsuits to challenge the constitutionality of the law.
But Republicans and other supporters hope the law ends up before the U.S. Supreme Court to challenge Roe v. Wade.