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Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue Approves 24-Hour Waiting Period For Abortions

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As most of my readers know I am pro-abortion. Not pro-choice, pro-abortion. I'm not an advocate, I don't run around preaching my beliefs or spouting against religious people against abortion, but I just think people who shouldn't have kids, shouldn't have kids.

However, I agree with the Governors decision to implement a 24 hour waiting period for abortions. Abortion is not some manicure or hair appointment that should be taken with a grain of salt. No matter what someone tells you there is a health risk in getting an abortion and the decision shouldn't be made lightly. Telling people to "think about it for a day to make sure you're positive" is not overly burdening and may make some actually contemplate a decision they're going to make for the first time in their life.

I particularly applaud the inclusion of parental notification. Any underage minor undergoing any type of medical procedure at all -- that is not an emergency -- should have the person who is legally responsible for their well being, should they become disabled, be notified.


Perdue called it "a commonsense approach to a sensitive issue" and said it reflects "the mainstream values that Georgians share." With his signature, it became law and onlookers from the faith community, assembled in his office, applauded.

The law requires a woman seeking an abortion to make contact in person or on the telephone with the doctor's office at least one day before the procedure.

The law requires them to be told of any risks to themselves that the abortion might cause, the probable age of their child and any medical risks involved with bringing the child to term.

The woman also must be told that prenatal medical assistance may be available to her if she decides against an abortion, that the father can be made to provide financial assistance to her and that she has the right to review medical information on subjects which include a discussion of whether the unborn fetus can experience pain.

Another portion of the bill tightens parental notification requirements for minors. Parents would have to be notified either by telephone or in person before a minor could have an abortion.

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