Judge strikes down Georgia abortion law, but legal analyst says fight is far from over

Abortion rights supporters rally in front of the Georgia state Capitol after the overturning of Roe. Wade by the US Supreme Court on June 25, 2022. (Matthew Pearson/WABE)

Georgia’s restrictive abortion law banning the procedure after about 6 weeks is blocked for now.

A Fulton County Superior Court judge ruled Tuesday parts of H.B. 481 were unconstitutional when the law was created and enacted in 2019.

It wasn’t fully in place until the summer of this year, when the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.

Currently, Georgia’s law allowing abortions until about 22 weeks of pregnancy is in place.

Georgia State University College of Law assistant professor Anthony Michael Kreis joined WABE’s “Morning Edition” to discuss how the battle over H.B. 481 is far from over.

Lily Oppenheimer contributed to this report.