Who determines the standards of health care in Georgia? According to Dr. Carrie Cwiak, an OB-GYN and a plaintiff in SisterSong v. Kemp, the lawsuit challenging Georgia’s six-week abortion ban, the answer isn’t clear. 

At the the 32nd Georgia Bar, Media & Judiciary Conference’s abortion panel discussion Friday, Cwiak criticized what she called “legal gray areas” in Georgia’s abortion statute. Due to a lack of clarity in the law’s language, Cwiak said health care providers are uncertain as to whether it’s up to doctors, legislators or lawyers to determine appropriate (and nonactionable) patient care.

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