WABE's Week In Review: Georgia's restrictive abortion ban is now in effect

Abortion-rights activists took to the streets of Atlanta march to protest the overturning of Roe v. Wade by the US Supreme Court on June 25, 2022. (Matthew Pearson/WABE)

The landscape in Georgia for women’s reproductive health has changed.

A federal appeals court on Wednesday cleared the way for Georgia’s law banning abortion after six-weeks of pregnancy to take effect. The ruling also grants so called “personhood” rights to embryos and fetuses.

Meanwhile, abortion rights advocates say they’ll continue to support patients seeking the procedure in the state.

Additionally, Georgia’s status as a regional destination for abortion access in the Southeast is likely to change now that the state’s restrictive law is in effect.

Let the politicking continue

Abortion access and enforcement is now likely to be one of the top issues heading into the heated and consequential midterm election in November.

Symbols matter

Jewish rights advocates say a new logo at a Cobb County elementary school could be a good learning opportunity for students. Parents and students were outraged this week, saying the now-removed logo resembles a Nazi war eagle.

Cleaning up the Chattahoochee

As it passes by Atlanta, the Chattahoochee River used to be more like an open sewer than any kind of amenity.

That’s changing as the river’s been cleaned up and local governments plan to build parks and trails along its banks. A bipartisan bill in Congress could help move those efforts along.

Still stylin’: Walt “Clyde” Frazier

Walt Frazier
A ceremony was held Tuesday to name the basketball court at David T. Howard Middle School after NBA Hall of Famer Walt ‘Clyde’ Frazier. (Emil Moffatt/WABE)

The basketball court where Walt “Clyde” Frazier played high school games in Atlanta is now named in his honor.

Hear more of hero’s welcome the NBA Hall of Famer received this week.