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Georgia Bill Banning Abortion After Second Trimester (SB 39)

This law was last updated on Oct 11, 2017

This law is Anti–Choice




SB 39


Failed to Pass


Jan 15, 2015


Primary Sponsors: 6
Total Sponsors: 6


Later Abortion, Physicians Reporting Requirements

Full Bill Text

SB 39 would have banned abortion after the second trimester unless the physician and two consulting physicians certified the abortion was necessary in their best clinical judgment to preserve the life or health of the woman.

The bill would have required the performing physician to file a certificate of abortion within 10 days of the procedure.

The bill would have also redefined “medical emergency” in the Georgia Woman’s Right to Know Act to mean “any condition which, on the basis of the physician’s good faith clinical judgment, so complicates the medical condition of a pregnant female as to necessitate the immediate abortion of her pregnancy to avert her death or for which a delay will create serious risk of substantial or irreversible impairment of a major bodily function.”


Died in Committee.