ALABAMA, GEORGIA ABORTION LAWS COULD LAND IN ATLANTA FEDERAL COURT
While there are differences between Georgia and Alabama’s recently passed abortion laws, both are expected to be challenged as unconstitutional and sent to the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta.
The decisions about the abortion laws will then almost certainly be appealed to the Supreme Court since the goal of the Alabama legislatures who passed the bill was to create a court case to challenge the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion nationwide.
“The court might not even hear the case,” University of Alabama political science professor Dr. Allen Linken said. “The lowest court – the first court that hears it – is probably going to overturn the law as being unduly restrictive, a violation of the right to privacy.”
Alabama’s law makes it a felony for a doctor to perform an abortion at any stage of pregnancy unless the mother’s health is at risk. It will take effect on Nov. 15 barring any legal action.