Georgia Total Abortion Ban ‘Trigger Law’ (HB 546)
This law was last updated on Mar 1, 2019
HB 546 would trigger a statewide abortion ban if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade.
Except in a medical emergency, a person who performs or attempts to perform an abortion would be committing a felony punishable by up to ten years imprisonment and/or a fine of up to $100,000.
The bill carves out the following exceptions for when an abortion would be permitted:
- To save the life of a pregnant person in a medical emergency;
- When a pregnancy is diagnosed as medically futile;
- In the case of a pregnancy resulting from rape; or
- In the case of a pregnancy resulting from incest.
The bill would also trigger an abortion ban in the state if an amendment to the United States Constitution is adopted that, in whole or in part, restores state authority to prohibit abortion.
2/28/19 – Introduced; referred to the House Health and Human Services Committee.