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Abortion in Georgia

If you’re considering abortion in Georgia, you may have questions! The compassionate team of medical professionals at CORE Healthcare for Women of Central Georgia is here to help you make an informed and empowered decision!

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Confirm Your Pregnancy

The first step is to confirm your pregnancy. CORE Healthcare for Women of Central Georgia provides free pregnancy tests and free ultrasounds to determine how far along you are in your pregnancy and whether or not the pregnancy is developing properly inside the uterus. 


Having this information will inform your abortion options going forward.

Be Informed

Next, be informed about the different types of abortion and their associated risks. 

What is Surgical Abortion and How Does it Work?

In a surgical abortion, a suction device is used to remove the embryo from the uterus through the vagina. This procedure is performed at an abortion clinic and you are sent home the same day. However, if complications arise, you may need to go to the emergency room to receive treatment. 

How Does the Abortion Pill Work?

Although it’s referred to as a pill (singular), the abortion pill actually consists of two medications: mifepristone and misoprostol.


Mifepristone is taken first. This medication cuts the supply of the hormone progesterone to the embryo, which is needed to maintain the pregnancy. Without a steady supply of progesterone, the embryo stops growing. Misoprostol is taken 24-48 hours later. This medication causes the uterus to contract and expel the embryo, which ends the pregnancy.

What are the Risks of Abortion?

  • Uterine Perforation. Uterine perforation occurs when one of the instruments used in surgical abortion accidentally pokes a hole in the uterus[1].


  • Incomplete Abortion. The procedure may not successfully remove all of the fetal tissue. This can occur due to surgical abortion or the abortion pill. Emergency medical treatment may be required to prevent infection[1].


  • Asherman Syndrome. Asherman Syndrome is a condition in which ​​scar tissue forms inside the uterus. This can occur as a result of multiple surgical abortions, making it difficult to become pregnant in the future[2].


  • Negative Impact on Future Pregnancies. Studies have shown a link between surgical abortion and an increased risk of premature birth and low birth weight in future pregnancies[2].


  • Allergic Reaction. Although rare, it is possible to go into anaphylactic shock after taking vaginal misoprostol if you’re allergic to any ingredients in the medication[3].


  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID). Bacteria can enter the reproductive tract during a surgical abortion, causing pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)[4].


Get the unbiased medical information needed to make a fully informed decision for your unplanned pregnancy at CORE Healthcare for Women of Central Georgia! We’re happy to answer your questions!


Get Tested for STIs

It’s crucial to get tested for STIs regularly, as many don’t have obvious symptoms. Additionally, STIs, along with other vaginal infections, may increase your risk of an infection spreading. 


CORE Healthcare for Women of Central Georgia provides STI testing and treatment so you can protect your health! 

Abortion Information in Central GA

Our compassionate team is ready to serve you. Get the facts you need and the care you deserve at CORE Healthcare for Women of Central Georgia! 


Give us a call at (478) 333-5000 or click below to text our team. 



Please be aware that CORE Healthcare for Women of Central Georgia does not provide or refer for abortion services. 


  1. U.S. National Library of Medicine. (2020, December 2). Abortion - Surgical. MedlinePlus. Retrieved from 

  2. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. (2022, August 3). Elective Abortion: Does it Affect Subsequent Pregnancies? Mayo Clinic. Retrieved from 

  3. Shin, Hyun Joo, et al. “Anaphylactic Shock to Vaginal Misoprostol: A Rare Adverse Reaction to a Frequently Used Drug.” PubMed Central (PMC), 9 Aug. 2018,

  4. “Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID): Symptoms, Treatments and Causes.” Cleveland Clinic, 23 Nov. 2020,





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Get the facts without the judgement. 

Our team is here for YOU. Get the facts you need and the care you deserve at CORE Healthcare for Women! Call or text us at 478-216-5176 to schedule a Pre-Abortion Assessment!

Confirm your pregnancy.

The first step in our Pre-Abortion Assessment is to confirm your pregnancy. CORE Healthcare for Women provides pregnancy testing, ultrasound, and medical assessment to help you determine how far along you are and if you have a viable pregnancy. Your gestational age is part of determining if you are eligible for an abortion. Or, if it is determined you may be experiencing a miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy, you may need immediate medical attention.  

Get recommended lab testing.

Based on your medical assessment, additional tests may be recommended. We offer testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STIs). We also provide hemoglobin and hematocrit (H&H) testing to evaluate your blood count. These services are part of our pregnancy confirmation services to help you identify potential risks to your health and the health of your partner and/or pregnancy.

Learn more about STI and H&H testing here.

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