This is an archive of the old Stones Cry Out site. For the current site, click here.

« Toward the Fair Tax: Greenspan Endorses Move to Consumption Tax | Main | Angers, France »

March 04, 2005

Barriers for Abortion in Georgia

The Georgia legislature, which for the first time is totally in the hands of the Republicans, sent Governor Perdue a bill today (which he will sign) that will delay abortions and require parental consent for minors in most cases. The Georgia Senate passed the Woman’s Right to Know bill by a vote of 41-10.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports:

A bill requiring women seeking abortions to wait 24 hours is on its way to the governor's desk.

HB 197 passed the Senate Friday morning by a vote of 41-10.

It deletes a provision in Georgia law that allows someone other than a parent or legal guardian -- such as a grandparent or other relative caring for the child -- to be the one notified when a minor seeks an abortion.

The bill also would require physicians to offer women seeking an abortion information on the medical risks associated with abortion, the probable gestational age of the fetus, fetal pain, and alternatives to abortion, including adoption.

Posted by Jim at March 4, 2005 04:17 PM

Trackback Pings