The Georgia Supreme Court has rejected a challenge to a state law banning abortions after 20 weeks. Life News reports the ACLU challenged the fetal pain abortion bill in 2012, preventing the law from being enforced. After the court’s decision it will now be illegal for doctors to perform abortions after 20 weeks; violating the law will be a felony.
The fetal abortion pain bill was named because science has proven unborn babies can feel pain at 20 weeks of gestation.
Georgia Life Alliance executive director Camila Zolfaghari said, “This is a victory for human life and human dignity. No child should have to feel the pain of being ripped apart, limb by limb in an abortion.”
She continued, “We understand that life has triumphed today, but we still have a long way to go before every life, born and unborn, is fully valued and protected. Still we rejoice that the protection of human life grew just a little stronger today. Every single life has value.”