Georgia Abortion Laws
|Code Section||16-12-140 et seq.; 15-11-110 et seq.|
|Statutory Definition of Illegal Abortion||By administering medicine, drugs, or substance or using instrument with intent to procure miscarriage or abortion. Partial Birth Abortion: Unlawful except to save the mother's life when that life is physically endangered and no other medical procedure will suffice to save her life|
|Statutory Definition of Legal Abortion||After 1st trimester, must be performed in licensed hospital or health facility; after 2nd trimester, physician and 2 consulting physicians must certify it is necessary to preserve life or health of mother|
|Penalty for Unlawful Abortion||Imprisonment 1 to 10 years; partial birth abortion: $5000 and/or imprisonment for up to 5 yrs.|
|Consent Requirements||Except in medical emergency, written, informed consent of parent or guardian of unemancipated minor under the age of 18; parent must have 24-hour notice before scheduled abortion, unless waived or unless minor obtains judicial approval that minor is either mature enough to decide without parents' consent or parents' consent is not in best interests of the minor|
|Residency Requirements for Patients||-|
|Physician Licensing Requirements||First trimester: licensed M.D.; second trimester: licensed M.D. and licensed hospital or health facility|
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