Lawyers, doctors, and other legal and medical experts across Georgia are being bombarded with questions about Georgia’s latest (and possibly, most controversial) abortion bill. The so-called “heartbeat bill” states that, with very few exceptions, it is illegal to abort a pregnancy if a fetal heartbeat can be detected.
Like the many other concerned individuals in Atlanta, you too may wonder what consequences are in store for women who opt for an abortion.
Because of the wording in the new bill, people are worried that being complicit in an abortion could leave them facing violent crime charges as serious as murder.
Does Georgia’s new bill mean that you will face criminal charges if you have an abortion? In short, no one knows. Just how the new anti-abortion bill will affect Georgia families and what the legal ramifications will remain to be seen.
In the meantime, here are three things you should know about the impact of Georgia’s new abortion legislation:
● The law does not go into effect until 2020, so you still have time to legally seek abortion services in the state of Georgia.
● The bill is more specifically aimed at discouraging doctors from providing abortions rather than punishing women who receive them.
● You have a trusted and experienced criminal defense attorney in Atlanta you can turn to anytime you find yourself facing allegations of a violent crime, including murder.
No matter how this abortion bill plays out in the future, you can always count on the experienced Jeff Manciagli to fight for your rights and present a solid case in your defense.
Call us to learn how Jeff Manciagli can help you overturn criminal charges.
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