GEORGIA.  Law 21 July 2000.


Abortions are allowed on request up to 12 weeks of pregnancy. Between 12 and 22 weeks of pregnancy, abortions may performed on the following grounds: a) if there is a risk to the life of the woman;  b) if there is a risk to the physical health of woman;  c) if there is a risk to the mental health of woman; d) if there is a risk of fetal malformation; e) if a woman is diagnosed with HIV/AIDS; f) in cases of rape or another sexual crime; e) if the woman is under 16 years old or over 40 years old; and g) on social grounds (e.g., the woman is a widow, she is pregnant and in jail, her husband is in jail, she has many children and her family income is below the minimum, fertilization happened in a high radiation area, she is homeless).  After 22 weeks of pregnancy abortions may be performed on the same grounds with the approval of a special three-member medical committee.  Parental consent is required for minors under the age of 16.


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