Abortions in Georgia

What is the maximum gestation of pregnancy before abortion is not

allowed in the state of Georgia?



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  1. This is from Laws of the State of Georgia

    http://www.ganet.org/services/ocode/ocgsearch.htm (search by key word:

    abortion)

    found at the Georgia.gov website

    http://www.georgia.gov/00/channel/0,2141,4802_5031,00.html

    These are just a couple of excerpts, and of course there are always

    exceptions to the rules, to read the complete documents please go to

    http://www.ganet.org/services/ocode/ocgsearch.htm (search by key word:

    abortion)

    16-12-141 G

    *** CODE SECTION *** 12/03/01

    http://www.ganet.org/cgi-bin/pub/ocode/ocgsearch?docname=OCode/G/16/12/141

    a) Nothing in this article shall be construed to prohibit an

    abortion performed by a physician duly licensed to practice medicine

    and surgery pursuant to Chapter 34 of Title 43, based upon his or

    her best clinical judgment that an abortion is necessary, except

    that Code Section 16-12-144 is a prohibition of a particular

    abortion method which shall apply to both duly licensed physicians

    and laypersons.

    (b) No abortion is authorized or shall be performed after the first

    trimester unless the abortion is performed in a licensed hospital or

    in a health facility licensed as an abortion facility by the

    Department of Human Resources.

    (c) No abortion is authorized or shall be performed after the second

    trimester unless the physician and two consulting physicians certify

    that the abortion is necessary in their best clinical judgment to

    preserve the life or health of the woman. If the product of the

    abortion is capable of meaningful or sustained life, medical aid

    then available must be rendered.

    16-12-144 G

    *** CODE SECTION *** 12/03/01

    http://www.ganet.org/cgi-bin/pub/ocode/ocgsearch?docname=OCode/G/16/12/144

    16-12-144.

    (a) As used in this Code section, the term:

    (1) "Fetus" means the biological offspring of human parents.

    (2) "Partial-birth abortion" means an abortion in which the person

    performing the abortion partially vaginally delivers a living

    human fetus before ending the life of the fetus and completing the

    delivery.

    (b) Any person who knowingly performs a partial-birth abortion and

    thereby ends the life of a human fetus shall, upon conviction

    thereof, be punished by a fine not to exceed $5,000.00, imprisonment

    for not more than five years, or both. This prohibition shall not

    apply to a partial-birth abortion that is necessary to save the life

    of the mother because her life is endangered by a physical disorder,

    physical illness, or physical injury, including a life-endangering

    condition caused by or arising from the pregnancy itself, provided

    that no other medical procedure will suffice to save the mother's

    life.

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