As people are adjusting to the post-Roe world where abortion is no longer a federally protected right, they are still left with questions and concerns about abortion access.
If you’re a Georgia resident, read this article for the facts about the recent Supreme Court ruling, and how you may be affected.
Myth #1: Abortion is Now Illegal in All 50 States
Because the overturning of Roe v. Wade means that abortion is no longer a federally protected right, many people assume this means that abortion is now automatically illegal or more restricted in all 50 states.
This is untrue. The Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade means that the authority to protect or restrict abortion access is now up to each individual state government.
Abortion is now restricted in some states, while legal at all stages in others.
Myth #2: Women Will Not be Able to Receive the Medical Care They Need
The Supreme Court ruling only impacts policies related to abortion, not other procedures related to care for a natural miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, or stillbirth. In fact, the court stated concern for “the protection of maternal health and safety” and the “court did not hold, or even signal, that pregnancy-related medical care was on the chopping block.”
What Does This Mean for Georgia?
Abortion is legal in the state of Georgia until a heartbeat can be detected, which is usually around 6 weeks gestation. After this, abortion is legal only in cases of rape, incest, or if the mother’s life is endangered.
Abortion pills cannot be prescribed via a telehealth appointment in the state of Georgia.
If you’re facing an unplanned pregnancy, you may be left wondering what your options are. The best first step is to gather more information by scheduling an ultrasound.
Ultrasounds can verify the age of the pregnancy, whether or not it’s still developing, and whether or not it is located in the uterus. Pregnancies located outside the uterus are called ectopic pregnancies, which are dangerous and can be life-threatening to the woman.
At our clinic, we offer no-cost pregnancy tests and ultrasounds. We also provide a safe environment for you to ask questions and learn more about the pregnancy process and local resources.
We are here to help support you, so contact us today to schedule your appointment!