On Wednesday, November 23, the Georgia Supreme Court stayed the Superior Court of Fulton County’s previous ruling in Sistersong v. Georgia and reinstated the state’s ban on abortions after six weeks of pregnancy.
The Georgia Supreme Court put the lower court’s ruling on hold while it considers the appeal filed by the state attorney general’s office. However, this is not the court’s final ruling. This means that, while the stay is in effect, abortions procedures are once again limited to those occuring in the first six weeks of pregnancy.
While this is not the final ruling from the Georgia Supreme Court, SPARK is frustrated and devastated that our state’s judicial system is willing to, at least temporarily, reinstate cruel and unfair bans on abortion and limit Georgian’s bodily autonomy once again.
SPARK will continue to fight for abortion justice within our state. We know that this abortion ban and all other barriers to abortion services are the most harmful for our marginalized kin, especially those of us who are Black, brown, Indigenous, im/migrants, disabled, low-income, queer, and trans/gender-diverse. SPARK will also continue to provide any relevant updates on this case as it relates to abortion access within Georgia.
We urge you to directly support your community by donating to local abortion funds. Some abortion funds serving folks in Georgia include:
- ARC-Southeast, providing abortion assistance to folks across Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
- The Brigid Alliance, a referral-based service that provides people seeking abortions with travel, food, lodging, child care, and other logistical support.
- Indigenous Women Rising, providing abortion assistance to all Indigenous people in the United States and Canada who are pregnant and seeking an abortion in the United States.
If you have questions about your legal rights surrounding abortion, check out the If/When/How Repro Legal Helpline.
When the government fails to protect us, we protect each other.
SPARK Reproductive Justice NOW!