Abortion law Georgia


Law on Healthcare and its provisions concerning abortion (Chapter XXVIII, Family Planning, Articles
139 and 140), 21 July 2000; effective October 2000

  • Abortion legal up to 12 weeks
  • After 12 weeks in the case of specific social or medical reasons.


Georgia prohibits public funding for abortion for women eligible for state medical assistance for general health care unless the procedure is necessary to preserve the life of a woman endangered by a physical disorder, physical injury, or physical illness, including a life-endangering physical condition caused by or arising from the pregnancy itself, or the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest.  Div. of Med. Assistance, Ga. Dep't of Cmty. Health, Medicaid Provider Manuals, Part II: Policies and Procedures for Physician Services, ch. 900, § 904.2 (Rev. July 1, 2003) and Appendix H: Abortions, Certificate of Necessity for Abortion (DMA-311) (Feb. 24, 1998).  This information is taken from the NARAL Pro-Choice America website.]


Official Law on Abortion 

The UN Report on Georgia

Rules for Implementing Abortion, 2014