GSU law professor discusses the possible future of Georgia's abortion ban

A small group, including Stephanie Batchelor, left, sits on the steps of the Georgia state Capitol protesting the overturning of Roe v. Wade on June 26, 2022. The Georgia Supreme Court on Wednesday, Nov. 23, reinstated the state's ban on abortions after roughly six weeks of pregnancy.

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When the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade last year, several states across the country outlawed abortions or severely restricted abortions, including Georgia.

Currently, in the state of Georgia, the law bans terminating a pregnancy once a doctor can detect cardiac activity at around six weeks.

The Georgia Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments this week to decide whether the state’s restrictive abortion law violates the constitution.

On Wednesday’s edition of “Closer Look,” Georgia State University law professor Anthony Michael Kreis talks about the latest.