GEORGIA’S 6-WEEK ABORTION BAN IN EFFECT. We are still providing abortion care up to the legal limit. If you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant and need an abortion, seek care immediately. Read what the 6-week ban means for you
Georgia’s ban prohibits most abortions after fetal cardiac activity is detected in pregnancy. Typically this occurs at 6 weeks after your last menstrual period. There are some exceptions, but they are limited.
Because of the ban, pregnant people do not have a lot of time to get an abortion. It is crucial for you to seek abortion care as soon as possible once you decide to terminate your pregnancy.
Yes, we still provide abortion care up to the legal limit, including care for exceptional cases.
Yes, but you must have a police report documenting the offense. We provide abortion care up to 22 weeks in cases of rape and incest.
Yes. If an abortion is necessary in order to prevent a patient’s death or substantial physical impairment, we can provide abortion care up until 22 weeks after last menstrual period. If a patient has an ectopic pregnancy, we must refer the patient to a hospital to receive care.
In some cases, yes. A Maternal Fetal Health Specialist must first provide us with a statement that the fetus has profound congenital or chromosomal anomaly that is incompatible with sustaining life. If that requirement is satisfied, we can provide abortion care until 22 weeks.
Yes. If you have had a partial miscarriage and need additional care to complete it, we are only able to provide that care if no fetal cardiac activity is detected.
Georgia’s 6 week ban is still being interpreted, so this information may change. The most important thing to remember to seek care as soon as possible if you are pregnant and need an abortion.