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I’m between 7-8wks looking for affordable clinics in Atlanta, I’m confused if when I make an appointment if it’s just the initial check up or is it for the actual procedure. I only have one possible day to get it done as I work and go to school.
Unfortunately, Georgia has a 24-hour waiting period, which means you have to make two appointments, two days in a row. The first appointment is so the doctor can offer you state-mandated “informed consent” materials designed to discourage you from choosing abortion, and the second appointment is for the actual abortion. You don’t have to take the materials, but you do have to make two appointments.
ETA: Some clinics only perform abortions on certain days of the week, so call ahead to see what their schedule is like. You may have to wait longer than 24 hours if scheduling is difficult or sparse.
There are a number of clinics in Atlanta, and you can look through my Find A Clinic page to see which one is right for you. Best of luck, anon!
I can provide transportation and moral support if need be. I live right outside of Atlanta in the Kennesaw/Acworth area. I can’t offer lodging though :/
A ride to and/or from the clinic can make all the difference. Thank you, germantattookid!
germantattookid—I don’t know a better way to possibly reach you than by reblogging, but I want you to know that I volunteer for the Georgia Reproductive Justice Access Network, an abortion fund in Athens, GA. We’ve had to suspend our practical support program due to a lack of volunteers, but we are working to make the program better and will reinstate it in 2013. If you’re still in the area and want to help out then, please please contact us about volunteering and we’ll get your name on our list. Our volunteer application is here, or you can e-mail email@example.com. Please also spread the word that we’re still offering funding for abortions for folks going to Feminist Women’s Health Center in ATL. Thanks!!! <3
Hey! Every-Georgian volunteer with GRJAN!
Hi again! The Georgia Reproductive Justice Access Network (GRJAN) provides practical support like transportation, lodging, clinic escort, etc. to folks with appointments at Feminist Women’s Health Center. Because our volunteer network is so small, right now we can only “officially” provide practical support to folks coming from the 10-county northeast GA health district, but we’ve pulled together resources to help folks from elsewhere, too. If there were some kind of submission based tumblr or other listing of volunteers in GA/the southeast who’d be willing to help with this kind of support, it’d be great to have access to it. That way, our fund could do a better job helping folks outside our service area. Or, if anyone wants to become a volunteer with us to provide practical support or help with our hotline, I’d love for them to contact me! Thanks for all you do!!
Wow, awesome! I just created a blog, which I’ll share in a minute when I get it all prettified. Thank you for reminding us about your organization!
Hi! I’m the co-founder of a new abortion fund in Georgia, the Georgia Reproductive Justice Access Network (GRJAN). We serve low-income folks in the 10-county northeast GA health district who are traveling to Feminist Women’s Health Center for their abortions. In addition to funding, we also provide practical support (transportation, lodging, clinic escort, etc.). Would you please consider adding us to the list of funds you’ve compiled? Here’s a link to our profile on the NNAF site: http://www.fundabortionnow.org/funds/georgia-reproductive-justice-access-network-grjan. Thanks!
Bébinn: Yes! Thanks for the update, and thank you so much for all that you’re doing.
Again, followers, please consider donating to this awesome fund, or one in your area.
Investigators are still trying to determine what caused a fire at an obstetrics and gynecology clinic — the second suspicious fire at a Georgia reproductive clinic this week. No one was injured in the Wednesday morning fire that started on the third floor of the Cobb County clinic, which anti-abortion advocates regularly protest, according to local news reports. Employees told a local TV station they saw “suspicious activity” before the fire:
Clinic workers believe the fire started on the third floor. They said two unknown men went upstairs and left shortly afterward, minutes before the fire was discovered.
“We have patients here. They’re under anesthesia. This could have been life-threatening,” employee Angela Buckner told Channel 2’s Ross Cavitt.
On Sunday, a fire was reported at another clinic in Gwinnett County. In addition to the recent fires, women’s health clinics reported break-ins and stolen computer equipment in March after the Georgia legislature approved a restrictive bill preventing abortions after 20 weeks. Clinic workers said the thefts were attempts to intimidate doctors who perform abortions and fought against the bill. “They’re treating us like terrorists,” Richard Zane, whose Atlanta Women’s Health Center was burglarized, told a local Patch site.
Gov. Nathan Deal signed the 20-week ban, which has no exemption for cases of rape or incest, into law earlier this month.
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