Georgia’s abortion rate continues to rise as state awaits decision on new law |  Ap

ATLANTA — The number of abortions performed in Georgia increased by nearly 4,000 in 2021 — about 12% — from the year before, according to the latest census from the state Department of Health.

After two decades of decline, 2021 marks the fourth straight year that the number of reported abortions has increased in Georgia.

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