Planned Parenthood's Marietta location continues operations

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Jul. 26—Planned Parenthood's Marietta location on Cobb Parkway remains open in the wake of the Supreme Court's overturning of Roe v. Wade, which led to Georgia's "heartbeat law" taking effect.

According to its website, the health center on Cobb Parkway offers a number of services including abortion, birth control, HIV services, men's health care, emergency contraception (also known as the "morning after" pill), pregnancy testing and services, primary care, STD care, treatment and vaccines.

The MDJ has contacted Planned Parenthood to inquire about how its operations have been affected by recent legal decisions, but did not receive a response by press time.

An alert posted on the health center's site advises prospective patients to schedule abortions as soon as possible, if they seek one.

"ALERT: The Georgia Legislature and Governor Brian Kemp have banned abortion beginning very early in pregnancy," the message reads. "Abortions are still legal and available up to the point of fetal cardiac activity detection, which is usually around 6 weeks after the first day of your last menstrual period. We encourage you to schedule your appointment as early as possible. We can help you seek financial assistance for your care."