Atlanta doctor: “[I]t’s a very, very difficult situation and doctors are very, very worried and concerned”
A year ago this week, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, paving the way for Georgia Republicans to enact one of the most extreme abortion bans in the country that outlaws abortion before most women even realize they are pregnant.
New reporting highlights how the restrictive ban has jeopardized Georgia women’s health, forcing doctors to wait “hours — sometimes days — for an infection or another complication putting a woman’s health at risk” before they can administer life-saving care.
Read on to learn more about how Brian Kemp and Georgia Republicans’ extreme abortion ban is causing “confusion and concern” for doctors, “[getting] in the way of the patient-doctor relationship,” and putting lives at risk.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution: A year later: Dobbs decision paved way to limit abortion access in Georgia
Maya T. Prabhu, 6/16/23