Court indicates it may wait to rule on Georgia abortion law

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal appeals court seemed to indicate it would wait until the U.S. Supreme Court rules on a separate Mississippi abortion case before ruling on the appeal of a lower court’s ruling blocking a restrictive Georgia abortion law. A federal judge ruled last year that the law cannot take effect because it’s unconstitutional. The state appealed that ruling to the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. A three-judge panel of the appeals court heard arguments on that appeal Friday. The law sought to ban abortions once a detectable human heartbeat is present, with some limited exceptions.