Federal judge blocks Georgia's abortion ban from becoming law

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A federal judge handed an early win to abortion rights activists Tuesday by blocking Georgia’s restrictive law from going into effect — but it is only the first step as a lawsuit makes its way through the court system.

District Judge Steve C. Jones’ ruling stops House Bill 481 from taking effect Jan. 1 while the case plays out. Anti-abortion activists are hoping the case winds up in the U.S. Supreme Court. The new law would have outlawed abortions as early as six weeks into a pregnancy, before many women know they are pregnant.

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