5 Things You Need to Know Before Your Abortion in Georgia
There are things you must know to make an informed decision before getting an abortion in Georgia. Allow us to highlight five things you need to know.
1. Abortion facilities receive revenue from their services.
If you seek guidance at an abortion facility concerning what to do about your unplanned pregnancy, they may offer subjective advice, as they receive revenue from their services. We encourage you to make an appointment with Women’s Clinic of Atlanta to discuss your options – abortion, parenting, and adoption.
We offer genuine, objective advice to help you discover what is best for your situation. Text “appointment” to 404-777-4771, and we will respond quickly.
2. Without providing informed consent, the abortionist may be held responsible for injuries.
Informed consent refers to the transfer of information from a physician to a patient and the patient agreeing to the terms and conditions. All medical procedures require informed consent, including abortions. The abortionist and/or clinic may be held responsible if any of the following injuries occur:
- Blood clots in the uterus
- Damage to the uterus wall
- Failed abortion
- Pelvic infection
- Severe bleeding
- Torn cervix
3. It is illegal for someone to force you to have an abortion in Georgia.
A part of giving informed consent is that it must be voluntary. No one can force you to have an abortion in Georgia, including family members, the baby’s father, or friends. If you’re being pressured to get an abortion, reach out to us right away. Text “appointment” to 404-777-4771, and we will respond quickly. We want to help guide you through this situation and provide support and resources.
4. The baby’s father has a legal responsibility to provide child support.
If you and the baby’s father are not married at the time of delivery, there is no legal obligation for the father to provide child support. After a paternity test confirms the baby and father’s relationship, the court can order the baby’s father to provide child support, regardless of whether he wanted you to abort the baby.
5. Verifying your pregnancy is highly recommended before an abortion in Georgia.
Verifying your pregnancy may take the form of a pregnancy test and an ultrasound. Both are very important. If your urine or blood pregnancy test is positive, it’s vital to check the baby via ultrasound to confirm it is not an ectopic pregnancy. If you take abortion pills and you are not pregnant, it could damage your body.
Text “appointment” to 404-777-4771 to discuss your options or to confirm your pregnancy at Women’s Clinic of Atlanta.
Did you miss our blog series about the new Georgia abortion law? You can learn all about it by clicking on the links below:
- Do I need a pregnancy blood test before taking the abortion pill?
- Georgia Abortion Law FAQs
- Morning After Pill FAQs
- Abortion Pills: What You Need to Know about a DIY Abortion
- Ectopic Pregnancy, Miscarriages, Medical & Surgical Abortions… What’s The Difference?
- Life Act: What can I do if there’s a detectable heartbeat?
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