Closer Look: ACLU of Ga. Talks Federal Lawsuit Over State Abortion Law; ATL Habitat For Humanity’s Mission To Invest More In City’s Affordable Housing

Sean Young, legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia, and Andrea Young, executive director of the ACLU of Georgia, discuss why they believe the state's new restrictive abortion law is unconstitutional.
Sean Young, legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia, and Andrea Young, executive director of the ACLU of Georgia, discuss why they believe the state's new restrictive abortion law is unconstitutional.
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Tuesday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”:

  • 0:00: Rose gives a news brief on the Georgia Public Service Commission’s vote on the Georgia Power 2019 Integrated Resource Plan, which outlines long-range energy goals.
  • 3:55: Habitat for Humanity has helped more than 22 million people secure or improve new housing since the organization’s founding in 1976. Here locally, the organization assisted 161 families last year alone. President and CEO of Atlanta Habitat for Humanity Lisa Y. Gordon joins Closer Look to share how the organization plans to reach even more people, and secure more affordable, quality housing for local families.
Lisa Y. Gordon, president and CEO of Atlanta Habitat for Humanity, discusses her organization’s goals for the coming year. (Photo credit: Grace Walker)
  • 35:46: Georgia’s new restrictive abortion law the LIFE Act, which prohibits abortion as soon as cardiac activity is detected, is the subject of a new lawsuit, which was filed late last month. The federal suit was filed by lawyers with the American Civil Liberties Union, Planned Parenthood and the Center for Reproductive Rights on behalf of abortion providers and women’s health advocacy organizations. Andrea Young, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia and Sean Young, legal director of the ACLU of Georgia, join Closer Look to discuss why they say the new law is unconstitutional.

Closer Look is produced by Candace Wheeler and Grace Walker. Joy Barge is a contributing producer.