Macon District Attorney calls “heartbeat” law unconstitutional
MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Macon’s District Attorney says he’s staying true to his oath by not prosecuting cases under Georgia’s new ‘heartbeat’ law. Attorney David Cooke says he will not prosecute women who have abortions.
Cooke says under the heartbeat law, someone could argue that a woman, doctor, and others involved can be charged with conspiracy, or criminal attempt to get an abortion. For example; when dealing with miscarriages.
He says this law calls for women to be investigated if they have miscarriages. Cooke says the law is unconstitutional.
“If a person were to take a drug that causes their miscarriage, then technically they can be charged with violating the abortion law if someone accused them of taking that on person to cause the miscarriage of the fetus,” he said.
Cooke says he’s not going to make a situation worse for people who are already suffering.