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Governor Brian Kemp signs "Heartbeat Bill" into law

May 7, 2019----3:00 P.M.

STAFF REPORTS

Governor Brian Kemp signed the highly debated “Heartbeat Bill” into law Tuesday Morning.

The law, which would make abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected illegal; is set to take effect on January 1st, 2020; however the law is expected to be challenged in federal courts.

The bill received local support from; Eddie Lumsden (R-Armuchee), Matthew Gambill (R-Cartersville), Katie Dempsy (R-Rome), and Mitchell Scoggins (R- Cartersville).