Georgia H.B. 481 / The Impact Of The Heartbeat Bill


Though abortion seems to surface as a political issue every election cycle, the potential of overturning Roe v. Wade has seemed somewhat unrealistic – until now. Recently Georgia passed state legislation, known as the Heartbeat Bill, outlining a way to defy a woman’s rights to her decisions regarding reproduction. Once Georgia’s governor signed it into law, other states followed suit. Join Jennifer as she discusses multiple implications of this legislation with Georgia House Representative Teri Anulewicz.



Teri Anulewicz
Georgia House of Representatives, District 42

Teri Anulewicz was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives in a special election in November 2017. She represents House District 42, which includes parts of Smyrna and Marietta, as well as areas in unincorporated Cobb County. Prior to her service in the Legislature, Teri spent a decade representing Ward 3 on the Smyrna City Council. She was first elected in 2007 and was elected to her third term in 2015. In 2016, she was appointed Mayor Pro Tem.

The firstborn in a family of six children, Teri was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, and was raised in New Orleans and in Houston, Texas. She moved to Georgia in 1994 and received her bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Agnes Scott College in 1998. Her professional experience includes public affairs and government relations, with an emphasis on advocacy, alliance development, coalition building, and grassroots mobilization. Teri lives with her husband, Chris, and their two children near the heart of downtown Smyrna.

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