Closer Look: Reaction To Federal Judge’s Ruling on Georgia’s Abortion Law; How To Handle Hard To Recycle Materials

Sean Young, legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia, Andrea Young, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia, and Georgia Republican Representative Ed Setzler, the lawmaker behind Georgia’s new abortion law, join "Closer Look" in studio.
Sean Young, legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia, Andrea Young, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia, and Georgia Republican Representative Ed Setzler, the lawmaker behind Georgia’s new abortion law, join "Closer Look" in studio.
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Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019 on “Closer Look with Rose Scott:”

  • 0:00: Rose Scott gives a news brief on a federal judge’s decision to temporarily block Georgia’s newest abortion law.
  • And in other news, Cobb County officials say the Sterigenics medical sterilization facility cannot operate sterilization services and must halt construction for the time being.
  • 02:23: We hear the latest from both sides of the abortion debate, in light of U.S. District Judge Steve Jones’ order to temporarily block Georgia’s new abortion law from taking effect. The law, which bans most abortions as early as six weeks into a pregnancy, was set to take effect at the beginning of next year. 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” in studio to discuss the latest developments in the case.
  • 17:48: Georgia Republican Representative Ed Setzler, the lawmaker behind Georgia’s new abortion law, joins “Closer Look” in studio to share his reaction to the temporary ban on the law.
  • 38:00: The average United States household creates over four pounds of trash per day. How much does recycling combat the issue? Peggy Whitlow, executive director of Live Thrive Atlanta and Atlanta’s Center for Hard to Recycle Materials (CHARM), joins “Closer Look” in studio alongside Schelly Marlatt, Executive Director of Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful.
Peggy Whitlow, executive director of Live Thrive Atlanta and Atlanta’s Center for Hard to Recycle Materials (CHARM), joins “Closer Look” in studio alongside Schelly Marlatt, Executive Director of Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful. (Photo credit: Grace Walker)

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