Center Lawsuits Block Abortion Bans in Georgia and Tennessee

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Georgia ban ruled unconstitutional, Tennessee ban temporarily blocked

07.16.2020

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On July 13, the Center for Reproductive Rights and its partners secured two important victories blocking state abortion bans in Georgia and Tennessee.

Georgia

A federal district court permanently struck down a state law enacted in 2019 that banned abortion at six weeks.

Read more about the Georgia case here: Georgia's Six-Week Abortion Ban Declared Unconstitutional

Tennessee

A federal district court issued a temporary restraining order blocking portions of a state law that ban abortion at nearly every stage of pregnancy and if the abortion is sought for specific reasons. (Update: On July 24, the court issued a preliminary injunction in this case, blocking the bans until the lawsuit is resolved.)

Read about the Tennessee case here:  Lawsuit by the Center and Partners Blocks Tennessee Abortion Bans

Last year alone, 25 abortion bans were enacted in 12 states, including six-week bans in nine states. Lawsuits by the Center and other organizations have prevented these illegal bans from taking effect, and abortion care remains legal in all 50 states.

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