The Georgia Supreme Court on Wednesday reinstated the state’s ban on abortions after six weeks of pregnancy, temporarily restoring the law that had been blocked by a lower court last week.
The decision reverses last week’s ruling by Judge Robert C.I. McBurney of the Fulton County Superior Court, who had said the six-week ban was unconstitutional when the state legislature approved it in 2019 — more than three years before the U.S. Supreme Court revoked the constitutional right to abortion.
The Georgia Supreme Court also denied a request by abortion providers and advocates for a 24-hour notice before reinstating the ban.
According to a statement from the A.C.L.U., patients who had scheduled abortion appointments last week are being turned away.