If HB 481 becomes a law, it will ban abortions for expectant mothers in their sixth week of pregnancy, a benchmark at which most women don't even realize they are pregnant.
GOOD reported that Georgia's "heartbeat bill" moved through the Senate after Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan appointed Senator William Ligon (R-Brunswick) to the committee to ensure its passage.
The heartbeat bill – sponsored by Acworth Republican state Rep. Ed Setzler – states that the detection of an embryo's heartbeat should have jurisdiction over a fetus's "viability outside of the womb."
Many spoke out against the bill, but no response was more unforgiving than Georgia's Democratic Representative Dar'shun Kendrick.
She gave a bold countermeasure that has conservative lawmakers turning their knees inward.