ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia Supreme Court Wednesday reinstated the state’s ban on abortions after roughly six weeks of pregnancy.

The court placed the lower court’s ruling that overturned the ban on hold, while it considers an appeal.

Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney ruled on November 15 that the state’s abortion ban was invalid because when it was signed into law in 2019, U.S. Supreme Court precedent under Roe. Wade v. Wade and an additional ruling permitted abortion well beyond six weeks.

This decision immediately stopped the enforcement of the ban on abortion in all 50 states. Abortion After six weeks, the providers had resumed performing this procedure.

The state attorney general’s office appealed the ruling to the state Supreme Court. It also requested the high court to order that the appeal be stayed.

Georgia’s ban took effect in July, after the U.S. Supreme Court Roe v. Wade was overturned. It banned most abortions after a “detectable human heartbeat” It was present.

Ultrasound can detect cardiac activity in embryos that eventually become the heart six weeks after conception. This means that most abortions are in. Georgia They were effectively banned before many people realized they were pregnant.