Georgia approves abortion ban if foetus has heartbeat

If vote is signed off by Republican governor, it will become one of Americas toughest termination laws Amid growing controversy, the Republican governor of Georgia, Brian Kemp, seems likely to sign a heartbeat abortion ban he supported and helped push through. The Georgia house of representatives gave final approval on Friday to legislation outlawing abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected, sending the bill to Kemp. If enacted, it would be among the strictest abortion bans in the US. Signing the toughest abortion law in the country was a campaign pledge of Kemps during his run for governor last year. Georgia values life, he said in a statement on Friday. The legislatures bold action reaffirms our priorities and who …

Poetic justice: how Jay-Z became a civil rights champion

The rapper has involved himself, and his legal team, in a string of legal cases involving black men mistreated by law enforcement On an early Monday morning in February, 11-year-old Jabari Talbot, who is African American, decided not to stand for the pledge of allegiance in his classroom at Lawton Chiles Middle Academy. Another classmate, who is not African American, joined him, a civil rights complaint obtained by the Guardian claims, but the child was not questioned by the substitute teacher. Equality in this country is not fair … black people are not treated fairly, he answered the teacher when asked why he would not stand, adding, [and] police dont treat black people fairly. Within minutes, as if to prove …