The overturning of Roe v. Wade rocked the nation and has left many women fearful in the event of an unplanned pregnancy. If that’s you, we hope this article will ease your anxiety and bring some clarity in understanding how abortion laws are changing.
What Does Overturning Roe v. Wade Mean?
First, it’s important to note that the overturning of Roe v. Wade did not make abortions illegal in the U.S. Instead, the Supreme Court’s decision transferred the responsibility and power to regulate if, how, when, and where abortions are accessible to each state.
It is now the responsibility of state lawmakers to create or reinforce laws regarding women’s access to abortions.
The state of Georgia recently reinstated its ban on abortions past 6 weeks gestation. This ban still provides provisions for expectant women who suffer a medical crisis or pregnancy-related emergency.
How Are Women’s Lives Being Protected?
As mentioned above, states that have chosen to pass major restrictions or full bans on abortion are still committed to protecting women’s lives. In rare occasions, such as an ectopic pregnancy, a woman will need to have her pregnancy removed in order to save her life.
An ectopic pregnancy occurs when the pregnancy begins to grow outside of the uterus. The pregnancy is not viable and must be removed promptly to protect the woman from severe internal bleeding. The only way to discover an ectopic pregnancy is through an ultrasound.
Removing an ectopic pregnancy is not an abortion but is categorized as prenatal care. If you discover you have an ectopic pregnancy, the state of Georgia supports your right to have the pregnancy removed.
Finding Your Way
If you are currently experiencing an unwanted pregnancy and are not sure what options are available, Fayette Pregnancy Resource Center can help you.
Our center offers no-cost services to protect your health and empower you to make an informed decision. We are here to be a listening ear and anchor to your success. Set up an appointment by calling 770-719-2288. Your future is bright!