Under Kemp’s ban, “women who miscarry are faced with the possibility of having to…prove they did nothing to induce the miscarriage while coping with the loss”
Gov. Brian Kemp’s extreme abortion ban continues to put Georgians’ health at risk. New reporting from Savannah Morning News highlights concerns from both doctors and patients that Kemp’s ban could hamper women’s access to life-saving treatment for miscarriages.
The article highlights the risks women face in seeking miscarriage care under the ban, noting that experts “believe women could be investigated if there are questions about whether they miscarried or had an illegal abortion.” Doctors will be impacted, too, potentially hesitating to provide miscarriage treatment due to the “increased risk of criminal penalties”.
A group of Georgia doctors recently raised similar concerns about Kemp’s abortion ban, noting that it could threaten the ability of doctors to treat miscarriages, force doctors and women to live under constant fear of investigation or criminal prosecution, and intensify stress on Georgia’s health care system.
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