Why You Need an Ultrasound Before Abortion in Georgia

An unplanned pregnancy can send anyone into a panic. We know how overwhelming it can be, but don’t let fear make any decisions for you! Make sure you get all the facts on abortion in Georgia, so you can make an informed and empowered decision!

In this article, we’re exploring the Georgia abortion law and the importance of ultrasounds in your unplanned pregnancy journey!

What are the Abortion Laws in Georgia?
Is Abortion Legal in Georgia?

At the time of writing (April 2023), abortion is legal in Georgia only up to 6 weeks of pregnancy. Because of this, Georgia abortion law requires you to receive an ultrasound prior to any abortion.

Why Do I Need an Ultrasound?

You may be wondering why you’d want an ultrasound, especially if you’re thinking about terminating the pregnancy. The answer is that ultrasounds provide the insight needed to make an informed and empowered decision for an unplanned pregnancy! They determine two key things about your pregnancy: viability and gestational age.

What is Pregnancy Viability?

A viable pregnancy means that the pregnancy is progressing properly. For example, at about six weeks, the embryo should have a heartbeat. The goal is to rule out a nonviable pregnancy, such as a miscarriage or an ectopic pregnancy—in either case, abortion isn’t needed.

What is Gestational Age?

How far along am I? Your ultrasound can answer that question! It’s important to know how far along you are (also known as your gestational age), as you can’t take the abortion pill past 10 weeks of pregnancy. If you intend to travel out of state for an abortion, be aware that the surrounding areas may prohibit abortion beyond a certain point in your pregnancy as well.

Before spending your money only to find out you aren’t eligible for abortion, consider receiving a free ultrasound at GMPC Medical! If your ultrasound determines that you’re too far along for abortion, our compassionate patient advocates will help you explore all of your pregnancy options, so you can make the best choice for your health and future!

Free Ultrasounds in Blairsville, GA

No matter where you are in your unplanned pregnancy journey, you aren’t alone! Our trained medical staff is here to provide the support and vital information needed to make an informed decision.

To schedule your appointment, please call (706) 745-0051 or text (706) 403-1017!

Please be aware that GMPC Medical does not provide or refer for abortion services. Additionally, this article is not meant to be a substitute for medical advice or treatment. Our limited ultrasound examination is strictly for the purposes of confirming your pregnancy, detecting fetal cardiac activity, and estimating gestational age. We cannot diagnose any medical problems you may be experiencing, pregnancy-related or otherwise.