The abortion laws changed so fast in the state of Georgia on Wednesday afternoon that a few patients who were in the waiting room of the clinic were told that what had been legal just that morning was now illegal in the state and were thus sent home.
Oh, and their babies are obviously still alive, which they no doubt mourned about the entire way back to their homes.
According to Newsmax, Melissa Grant, who works as the chief operation officer of Carafem, a group that runs a reproductive health clinic in the city of Atlanta, expressed her thoughts on what happened in her state — sending patients home — “terrible.”
Because it is just so awful that these women were not allowed to murder their pre-born children. They’ve been denied their “right” to have consequence-free sex. Oh, the horror!
“It was difficult every time the staff had to bring it up, whether it was someone on the phone for tomorrow or somebody in the office today,” Grant went on to say. “They would have to resteel themselves in order to try to be empathetic and understanding in the face of someone who was either going to fall apart, cry, get angry or try to bargain — ‘Isn’t there some way you can still see me?’”
Here’s more information from the Newsmax report:
The law, which had been barred from taking effect, bans most abortions once a “detectable human heartbeat” is present. Cardiac activity can be detected by ultrasound in cells within an embryo that will eventually become the heart as early as six weeks into a pregnancy, before many pregnancies are detected.
Now, with abortion illegal or heavily restricted in Deep South states except disputed Louisiana, Georgia patients more than six weeks pregnant are likely to be referred to clinics in Florida, North Carolina or even farther away.
The Georgia law includes exceptions for rape and incest, as long as a police report is filed. It also allows for later abortions when the mother’s life is at risk or a serious medical condition renders a fetus unviable and includes provisions that change the definition of “natural person,” giving a fetus the same legal rights as people have once they’re born.
On Wednesday, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling that stated the U.S. Supreme Court ruling concerning a case in Mississippi that overturned Roe v. Wade allows for the law to now take effect.
The usual case is that it takes weeks for a ruling like this to take effect in Georgia, however, the court put out a second order Wednesday that put the law into effect right away.
Over in Louisiana, a state judge issued a decision Thursday that says the three abortion clinics that are still in operation while a lawsuit challenging the state’s almost complete ban against abortions is resolved can remain open.
Access to abortions in the state has gone back and forth ever since the ruling overturning Roe, where the ban has twice gone into effect and then twice been blocked.
Clinics located in both Baton Rouge and New Orleans that had once ceased their operations pending the ruling stated that they opened up their doors on Thursday.
“Georgia is one of the biggest states to see sweeping restrictions on abortion. The National Abortion Federation listed 10 clinics providing surgical abortions before Wednesday, although an 11th clinic in Savannah had already closed after the Supreme Court acted,” the report from Newsmax said.
“One of those clinics, the Feminist Women’s Health Center in Brookhaven, had been performing 150 to 200 abortions per week, Executive Director Kwajalein Jackson said. That number rose when new limits went into place in other southeastern states in recent weeks, Jackson said. Grant said Carafem has canceled more than 75 appointments for women beyond six weeks,” the report continued.
State records have revealed close to 35,000 abortions were performed in the state of Georgia during 2021 alone. That’s a lot of innocent children sacrificed on the altar of convenience.
The war to save pre-born children continues to rage in almost every state across the country. It’s not going to be over any time soon either. The pro-life community must shift focus away from Roe, now that it’s gone, and build a movement that is more focused on individual states.
Now is not the time to compromise on beliefs, but to buckle down and start voting in hardcore pro-life candidates who will help push legislation to ban this practice.
This story syndicated with permission from michael, Author at Trending Politics
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