Know Your Rights Project

Since the overturning of Roe v. Wade in June 2022, abortion laws and access to care have varied substantially from state to state. Georgia has taken steps to make access to abortion more difficult.  In Georgia, abortions are banned at 6 weeks and later.

We’re in the midst of an unprecedented reproductive health care crisis nationwide. I am here with you and for you. I know that abortion care is health care. Reproductive rights are human rights, and you and all Georgians deserve the freedom to make your own medical decisions—including about abortion.

As Vice Chair of the Democratic Women’s Caucus and a member of the Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus,  I will not stop fighting to restore full protections and access to reproductive health care to ensure every woman is given the ability to make the personal medical decisions they deserve. Through my co-sponsorship of the Women’s Health Protection Act, co-leadership of the Abortion Justice Act, and support of many other pieces of legislation to protect access to abortion, contraception and family planning services, I will continue to pursue policies to advance true reproductive freedom for all.

Please review the resources below for information on your rights and access to care in Georgia’s Fifth District.

Know Your Rights & Access Care

On a national, state, and local level, you have rights, and you have options for access to comprehensive reproductive health care, including abortion care. Do you have questions about those rights and options? See the relevant resources below

Federal: Biden Administration

  • U.S Department of Health and Human services Here 
    • The HHS is committed to providing accurate and up-to-date information about access to and coverage of reproductive health care and resources.
  • U.S Department of Justice Here
    • With the establishment of their Reproductive Rights Task Force the department consistently works to protect reproductive freedoms under federal law.
    • Monitors and evaluates all state and local legislation, regulations, and enforcement actions that threaten to:
      • Infringe on federal legal protections relating to the provision or pursuit of reproductive care
      • Impair women’s ability to seek reproductive care in states where it is legal
      • Impair individuals’ ability to inform and counsel each other about the reproductive care that is available in other states
      • Ban Mifepristone based on disagreement with the FDA’s expert judgment about its safety and efficacy
  • White House Task Force on Reproductive Healthcare Here 
    • Committed to ensuring all patients, including women who are experiencing pregnancy loss and other pregnancy-related emergencies, have access to the full rights and protections for emergency medical care afforded under federal law—including abortion care when that is the stabilizing treatment required.
  • National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Here
  • The Office on Women’s Health Here
    • Promotes public health research, evidence-based programs, policies, and strategies to improve the health and well-being of women and girls

State: Georgia 

Abortion in Georgia

  1. Abortion is banned at 6 weeks and later
  2. Patients must wait 24 hours after counseling (not required to be in-person) to obtain an abortion
  3. State Medicaid coverage of abortion care is banned except in very limited circumstances
  4. Parental notice is required for a minor’s abortion
  5. Only physicians can provide abortions and no other qualified health care professionals

State Agencies:

  • Georgia Department of Public Health Here
    • Offers reproductive health care services in order to support women with: future family planning, reducing unintended pregnancies, and determining effective birth control methods 
  • Georgia Medicaid (within the Georgia Department of Community Health) Here
    • In 2022, Georgia joined 29 states, including Washington, D.C., to implement a 12-month extension of Medicaid postpartum coverage

Still need assistance? We are here to help! Please contact my District Office at (404) 659-0116 if you have a Casework matter related to reproductive healthcare, or my Washington, D.C. office at (202) 225-3801 if you’d like to share your thoughts on reproductive healthcare policy.