According to USA Today, District Court Judge Steve C. Jones issued a preliminary junction on Tuesday to stop the bill from going into effect on January 1. Gov. Brian Kemp signed the bill in May, and the current Georgia law allows abortions up to the 20th week of pregnancy.
If the state appeals the decision, the case will go to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, the National Review reported. TheWrap has reached out to a spokesperson for Gov. Kemp about whether he plans to appeal.
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“Under no circumstances whatsoever may a State prohibit or ban abortions at any point prior to viability, no matter what interests the State asserts to support it,” Jones wrote,