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In response to the multiple requests for comment about Georgia’s new ‘Heartbeat’ law, Macon Judicial Circuit District Attorney David Cooke issued the following statement today:

“As District Attorney, I swore an oath to uphold the constitution and I intend to honor my oath. My office will continue its long-standing practice of supporting and protecting women who are in crisis, rather than prosecuting them. I will exercise my discretion not to prosecute women and doctors for exercising their constitutional rights. It’s unfortunate that this law may turn a miscarriage into a crime scene and I will not allow that to happen on my watch.”