Closer Look: Advocates Respond To GA’s Abortion Law Block; UGA Gets Funding To Fight the Flu

Earlier this week, a federal judge issued a ruling to temporarily block Georgia's new abortion law from going into effect while a legal challenge makes its way through the courts. Friday, we hear reaction from advocates on both sides. Ricardo Davis, president of Georgia Right to Life, and Aimee Thorne-Thomsen, board chair for SisterSong, joined “Closer Look” in studio.
Earlier this week, a federal judge issued a ruling to temporarily block Georgia's new abortion law from going into effect while a legal challenge makes its way through the courts. Friday, we hear reaction from advocates on both sides. Ricardo Davis, president of Georgia Right to Life, and Aimee Thorne-Thomsen, board chair for SisterSong, joined “Closer Look” in studio.
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Friday, Oct. 4, 2019 on “Closer Look with Rose Scott:”

  • 0:00: Rose Scott gives a news brief with the latest on one investigation by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division looking into the Sterigenics medical sterilization plant in Smyrna.                                        And, in other news, Atlanta Public Schools and the University of Georgia are working together to reach out to students who may not consider applying to UGA.                                                                                                     Finally, the Atlanta Braves lost to the St. Louis Cardinals at SunTrust Park Thursday night.
  • 4:11: Earlier this week a federal judge issued a ruling to temporarily block Georgia’s new abortion law from going into effect while a legal challenge makes its way through the courts. Friday, we hear reaction from advocates on both sides. Ricardo Davis, president of Georgia Right to Life, joins “Closer Look” in studio to share his reaction.
  • 26:00: We continue to hear the local reaction to a federal judge’s temporary block of Georgia’s abortion. Aimee Thorne-Thomsen, board chair for SisterSong, joins “Closer Look” in studio.
  • 40:24: The University of Georgia was awarded a multi-million dollar grant this week by the National Institute of Health for the development of a new, universal flu vaccine. Professor Ted Ross, the Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar of Infectious Diseases in UGA’s College of Veterinary Medicine and director of UGA’s Center for Vaccines and Immunology, joins “Closer Look” from WUGA to discuss this step forward in fighting the flu.

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