‘Heartbeat’ bill effects panel meets Wednesday night at Peachtree City Library

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Women’s healthcare in the age of HB 481 is the topic of a question and answer panel this Wednesday night at the Peachtree City Library, 6 to 8 p.m. at 201 Willowbend Rd.

The event is described by organizers as a “non-partisan event looking at the facts of the potential impact of HB481,” the “heartbeat” anti-abortion law signed earlier this year by Gov. Kemp. A local doctor, a local businesswomen, a legal expert, and a public health researcher will speak and take questions. Free and open to all.

Panelists include:

• Elizabeth Moore, M.D., Women’s Medical Center, Fayetteville, a local obstetrician and gynecologist since 1997.

• Cyndi Plunkett, co-founder of C&S Film Concierge and president of Southside Mediation Services. An attorney for 26 years, she also was an elected Peachtree City councilperson for four years.

• Christopher Bruce, political director for the ACLU of Georgia and “a leader in the fight for civil rights and liberties across the state and country.”

• Roger Rochat, M.D. Rochat is a  Research Professor in the Hubert Department of Global Health at Emory University Rollins School of Public Health. he was the first director of the Division of Reproductive Health during a 30-year career with the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta.