Right to counsel

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Legislation, Bypass of Parental Input into Abortion - Minor (Pre-Dobbs)

Minors seeking abortions are also granted the right to appointed counsel when trying to bypass parental notification. Georgia courts, in this instance, are statutorily required to notify the minor of their right to counsel, and provide them with counsel upon request. Ga. Code Ann. § 15-11-684(a).




Note: Since the U.S. Supreme Court decision's in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, 142 S.Ct. 2228 (2022), the laws governing abortion are complicated and rapidly changing.  This major development may not be current since Dobbs.  For up-to-date information about the status of abortion by state, please see Center for Reproductive Rights, After Roe Fell: Abortion Laws by State.

Appointment of Counsel: categorical Qualified: no