Brian Kemp on election night Nov. 6, 2018, on his way to becoming Georgia’s governor
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With a stroke of a pen Tuesday, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp basically outlawed abortions in his state, signing into law the so-called heartbeat bill.

The heartbeat bill, aka Georgia House Bill 481, outlaws abortions after the first sign of a fetal heartbeat, which can occur as soon as six weeks into a pregnancy — often before a woman even realizes that she is pregnant.