Atlanta City Council passes resolution opposing 'heartbeat bill'

The Atlanta City Council is showing just how strongly they disapprove of Georgia's new "heartbeat bill."

Monday, councilmembers unanimously voted to approve a resolution, expressing the city's opposition to the measure.

The resolution is now waiting on the mayor's approval.

In a statement from the City Council, one councilmember said he believed the bill was an "affront to the rights set forth in the Constitution and upheld by the Supreme Court."

“As the state’s largest city, it’s important that we join the chorus of Georgians speaking out for a woman’s right to choose,” said Councilmember Amir Farokhi, who introduced the legislation. “The values represented in that bill are not those held by the majority of Atlantans.”

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Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp recently signed the bill, which would ban abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected, which can be as early as six weeks. Unless it's blocked in court, it is set to go into effect in 2020.