The Georgia House of Representatives passed House Bill 954 - CBS46 News

The Georgia House of Representatives passed House Bill 954

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The Georgia House of Representatives passed House Bill 954 on Wednesday.

House Bill 954 is an anti-abortion measure that would ban abortions after 20 weeks and thereby protect the lives of unborn children at the stage of development where medical evidence indicates a fetus is capable of feeling pain.

Under HB 954, licensed medical professionals would be prohibited from performing or inducing an abortion until a determination of the probable gestational age of the fetus is completed.

An exception would apply to pregnancies that threaten the life of the mother or "the life of an unborn child."

Failure to conform to the requirements of the law would subject the physician to criminal and medical licensing sanctions.

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