Remember all the hubbub from Hollywood and how all the movie and TV shows shot there were going to be moved out of the state if Georgia passed its anti-abortion “heartbeat bill” into law? The bill passed into law, but rather pull up stakes on profitable productions aided by the state’s generous tax credits, movie and TV producers said they’d wait it out while the law passed through the court system before boycotting the state.

It looks like they were perfectly fine staying put because a federal judge has ruled the state’s heartbeat bill unconstitutional.

The Associated Press reports:

A federal judge on Monday permanently blocked Georgia’s 2019 “heartbeat” abortion law, finding that it violates the U.S. Constitution.

U.S. District Judge Steve Jones ruled against the state in a lawsuit filed by abortion providers and an advocacy group. Jones had temporarily blocked the law in October, and it never went into effect. The new ruling permanently enjoins the state from ever enforcing House Bill 481.

Republican Gov. Brian Kemp, who has supported the restriction, immediately vowed an appeal.

Georgia’s law would have banned abortions in the state once a human heartbeat was detected. The judge ruled that the law was “to ban or de facto ban abortion.”

Here’s Gov. Brian Kemp:

We’d agree that not even the Supreme Court would find the law constitutional, so ingrained in law is the sacrament of abortion. Look what they did to keep Brett Kavanaugh off the Supreme Court because they swore he’d overturn Roe v. Wade, even though even he admitted it was settled law.

At least Hollywood will be happy not to be inconvenienced in the knowledge that women can have abortions in Georgia well past the heartbeat stage. They can still shoot “The Walking Dead” there with a clean conscience.

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