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Advocates Launch ‘Abortion Bans Are Racist’ Campaign

A reproductive rights group wants Georgia lawmakers to know that the state’s tough abortion laws disproportionately harmed people of color. Unite for Reproductive and Gender Equity — or URGE — a Washington, D.C.-based group that focuses its advocacy on reproductive justice, launched a campaign on Martin Luther King Jr. Day called “Abortion Bans Are Racist.” […]

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Despite Temporary ‘Sigh of Relief,’ State Supreme Court Upholds Abortion Law

The state’s highest court just ruled to keep Georgia’s six-week abortion ban in place, ending a short-lived victory for abortion rights advocates.  Last Tuesday, a Fulton County Superior Judge ruled the law, HB481, passed in 2019 unconstitutional since it was passed while Roe v. Wade was still in effect. Robert McBurney, the judge in the […]

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City of Atlanta Giving $300,000 to Abortion Fund

In further defiance of the state’s decision to ban abortion after six weeks, the Atlanta City Council approved funding to support a reproductive rights organization. In mid-May, in the wake of the leaked U.S. Supreme Court opinion to overturn Roe v. Wade, the Amplify Georgia Collaborative — which includes SisterSong, the Feminist Women’s Health Center, […]

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With Georgia’s Six-Week Abortion Ban, Black Women Face Dire Consequences

Georgia is now home to one of the nation’s most restrictive abortion laws, after a federal appeals court ruled on Wednesday to allow the state’s six-week abortion ban to take effect.  The state law follows the Supreme Court’s recent reversal of Roe v. Wade, the court case that had guaranteed the constitutional right to an […]

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The Push Behind an Abortion Fund for Atlanta

A collective of reproductive and voting rights groups is calling on the city of Atlanta to create an abortion fund. Their push might’ve just led to change. In partnership with Access for Reproductive Care-Southeast, the Amplify Georgia Collaborative — which includes SisterSong, the Feminist Women’s Health Center, and New Georgia Project — created a petition […]

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Political Reporter’s Notebook: Warnock Just Landed a Key Endorsement in Senate Race

Happy 4th of July weekend! A prominent Black political action committee endorsed Raphael Warnock in his U.S. Senate race against GOP challenger Herschel Walker. Black lawmakers weighed their options to protect abortion rights in Georgia following the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 24 overturn of Roe v. Wade. And Stacey Abrams continued to press Gov. Brian […]