The Georgia Supreme Court on Wednesday reinstated the state’s ban on abortions after roughly six weeks of pregnancy, abruptly ending access to later abortions that had resumed days earlier.

Judge Robert McBurney, presiding officer, judge member–Fulton County Superior Court. (Photo: John Disney/ALM) Judge Robert McBurney. (Photo: John Disney/ALM)

In a one-page order, the justices put a lower court ruling overturning the ban on hold while they consider an appeal. Doctors who had resumed providing abortions after six weeks had to immediately stop.

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