In Georgia, abortion is legal but has restrictions.
If you are around 6 weeks pregnant or less, abortion is legal. The following restrictions exist:
- Georgia requires a pregnant person to get counseling from their abortion provider, then wait 24 hours before the abortion procedure.
- If you are under the age of 18, a parent or guardian must be notified beforehand of your decision to get an abortion.
If you are past around 6 week pregnant, abortion is not legal in Georgia, unless you qualify for an exemption. Exceptions included:
- To save the pregnant person’s life
- To preserve the pregnant person’s physical health
- If the fetus is not expected to survive the pregnancy
- If the pregnancy is a result of rape and/or incest
Abortion is legal in Florida up to 15 weeks, 6 days; however, many providers stop offering abortion earlier in pregnancy due to the increased risks that may occur with later terminations.
Georgia Department of Public Health, Women’s Right to Know (2022). https://dph.georgia.gov/womens-right-know-wrtk