Abortion in Georgia is Still Legal, But What Happens When it’s not?

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Key Points
  • After Roe V. Wade is overturned abortion in Georgia will be largely restricted to six weeks of pregnancy.
  • Georgia women wanting an abortion will likely be forced to travel out of state to places like North Carolina or Florida.
  • The denial of abortion access is thought to have long-term negative consequences on the lives of women.
ATLANTA, June 3 — Two decades ago the 17-year-old daughter of poor immigrant farm-workers living in rural South Georgia faced a difficult choice: The high school drop-out could carry an unwanted pregnancy conceived from an abusive relationship with a 23-year-old man to term or seek an abortion, and draw the stigma and moral judgment of ...

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