The resurgance of pro-life sentiment in our country is astounding! Perhaps, our nation’s people are finally waking up to the horrors of the practice known as abortion, which takes the lives of the unborn.
States like Ohio and Missisippi have passed laws putting huge, ground-breaking restrictions on abortion.
Now, Georgia has done the same.
In spite of Hollywood elites attempting to deter him from doing so, Republican Gov. Kemp recently signed Georgia’s “heartbeat bill” which bans abortions from being performed after the baby’s heartbeat can be detected into law.
Check out news of this historic, victorious moment that has been circulating on Twitter:
As to be expected, Kemp is facing pushback for his brave, righteous decision, but he is not backing down!
NBC 2 has more details:
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp on Tuesday signed a bill that would ban abortions if a fetal heartbeat can be detected -- a law that the American Civil Liberties Union says it will challenge in court.
Currently in Georgia, women are allowed to undergo abortion procedures up to their 20th week of pregnancy. Starting on January 1, the bill Kemp signed generally would ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected, which can be as early as six weeks into a pregnancy -- when many women don't yet know they're pregnant.
"(The bill) is very simple but also very powerful: a declaration that all life has value, that all life matters, and that all life is worthy of protection," Kemp, flanked by supporters of the bill, said Tuesday morning before signing the legislation at the state Capitol.
"I realize that some may challenge it in a court of law. But our job is to do what is right, not what is easy. We are called to be strong and courageous, and we will not back down. We will always continue to fight for life."
The legislation says that "no abortion is authorized or shall be performed if the unborn child has been determined to have a human heartbeat." It includes some exceptions, including if the pregnancy risks the life or poses substantial and irreversible physical harm to the pregnant woman.
Proponents, such as the Republican author, state Rep. Ed Setzler, say abortion is a "barbaric procedure" and that many other options exist for women, including adoption and the "morning after" pill.
Critics, including the ACLU, say Georgia's legislation "would ban safe, legal abortion and criminalize the most intimate decision women and couples make."
Outside the Capitol, dozens protested the legislation Tuesday morning -- including four women dressed in red cloaks in the style of "The Handmaid's Tale." Those four stood in silent protest, holding signs with various messages, including "Trust Women."
The Washington Times also had the following to say about the huge victory for unborn babies' rights to life in Georgia:
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp on Tuesday signed a ban on abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected, a move that virtually ends the practice in the state and ensures a legal challenge that could make its way to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Mr. Kemp, a Republican, acknowledged the new law’s likely uphill fight in federal courts, saying Georgia will “always continue to fight for life.”
“We will not back down,” the governor said. “We will always continue to fight for life.”
Sean Young, legal director of the ACLU of Georgia, told The Associated Press that the new law is “clearly unconstitutional” and “every federal court that has heard a challenge to a similar ban has ruled that it’s unconstitutional.”
Georgia joins three other GOP-led states in enacting “heartbeat” legislation, which effectively outlaw abortions with few exceptions after six weeks of pregnancy, before most women know they’re pregnant.