1 Year Since Dobbs
TIMELINE OF EVENTS IN GEORGIA
July 26, 2022
Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization
In a 6-3 decision, the US Supreme Court ruled that the constitution does not confer a right to an abortion, overruling Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey.
June 24, 2022
ACLU and SisterSong file a lawsuit in the Superior Court of Fulton County bringing a state constitutional challenge against H.B. 481. Read SisterSong v. Georgia.
October 25, 2022
SisterSong v. State of Georgia goes to trial.
November 23, 2022
The Georgia Supreme Court grants an emergency stay of Fulton County’s injunction, allowing H.B. 481 to take effect again, banning abortions around six weeks
July 20, 2022
Federal Appeals court allows Georgia House Bill (H.B.) 481 to take effect. H.B. 481 bans abortion after a determination of the presence of a detectable human heartbeat," defined as "embryonic or fetal cardiac activity," which typically occurs around six weeks into pregnancy.
August 15, 2022
Superior Court of Fulton County refuses to block Georgia H.B. 481, allowing the state to ban abortions around 6 weeks.
November 15, 2022
Superior Court of Fulton County strikes down Georgia H.B. 481. The Georgia Constitution prohibits the legislature from passing laws that violate federal constitutional precedent - H.B. 481 was first introduced in 2019, when Roe v. Wade was still in place.
March 28, 2023
Georgia Supreme Court heard oral arguments in SisterSong v. State of Georgia.