By Richard Elliot | Atlanta Journal-Constitution/WSBTV | May 7, 2019

Within minutes of Gov. Brian Kemp signing the controversial “heartbeat bill,” protesters gathered outside the Capitol to voice their opposition to the new law that effectively bans most abortions in Georgia.

Andrea Young, the legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia, told Channel 2 political reporter Richard Elliot that the new law is unconstitutional and that the ACLU will challenge it in court.

“We are going assiduously through all the implications of the bill. It’s unconstitutional on its face. It’s a violation of Roe v. Wade, but we want to make sure in our comprehensive legal filings we’re addressing all the problems,” Young said.
 
About 150 Heartbeat Law opponents from various organizations are rallying on the steps of the State Capitol. They are promising legal challenges and to run candidates against those lawmakers who voted for the bill. pic.twitter.com/y3N2wLnUHP
— Richard Elliot (@RElliotWSB) May 7, 2019
 
Kemp signed the bill in front of a room full of anti-abortion supporters.
 
He acknowledged that a legal fight is coming, but insisted he believed signing the bill was the right thing to do.
 
“I realize that some may challenge it in a court of law, but our job is to do what is right, not what is easy,” Kemp said.
 
“I have one message for you, Gov. Kemp: We will see you, sir, in court,” Staci Fox, of Planned Parenthood, told the group of protesters outside the Capitol on Tuesday.

 

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