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Georgia bill would ban abortion pills by mail, require exams

Bill introduced in general assembly
Posted at 2:57 PM, Jan 25, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-25 14:57:04-05

ATLANTA (AP) — Republicans in Georgia have introduced a bill prohibiting the delivery of abortion pills by mail.

It would require anyone who wants to use abortion pills to visit a doctor in advance and then return to pick up the pills.

Senate Bill 351 would also require physicians to perform a physical exam including an ultrasound and get a patient to sign an extensive consent form 24 hours in advance of dispensing pills.

The measure responds to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s December decision that changed a federal rule that had required women to pick up the medication in person.