Compromise reached on anti-abortion bill

Posted on March 29, 2012

Access North GA, March 29, 2012 by Associated Press

ATLANTA – Lawmakers have reached a compromise on a bill that would restrict women from getting abortions in Georgia five months into a pregnancy.

The compromise will include Senate language that made an exception if a fetus was diagnosed with a fatal defect. The bill’s sponsor, Rep. Doug McKillip, says the compromise was necessary “to move the ball forward on abortion statutes in Georgia.”

The bill was nearly derailed earlier this week after the Senate loosened the more restrictive House version of the legislation.

The proposal must first clear the Senate before heading to the House on Thursday night. The General Assembly is in its final hours of this year’s legislative session.

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