Douglas County District Attorney Ryan Leonard told the Daily Report on Wednesday that women in Georgia need to be on notice that they can potentially be prosecuted for murder if they have abortions after the new “heartbeat law” takes effect in January.

“If you look at it from purely a legal standpoint, if you take the life of another human being, it’s murder,” Leonard said of the “heartbeat bill” Gov. Brian Kemp signed into law this month.

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