Democratic Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams said that Gov. Brian Kemp poses a danger to the lives of women in Georgia.
Stacey Abrams: Brian Kemp Is A Danger To The Lives Of Women In Georgia
Video of Abrams:
TAPPER: Many businesses such as Disney and Netflix have expressed their opposition to the so-called heartbeat abortion ban in Georgia when it was passed in 2019.
Do you think those companies should pull their businesses from Georgia when and if this abortion restriction goes into effect?
ABRAMS: Let’s be clear. This abortion restriction, this extreme ban, will take effect in a matter of days.
The attorney general and the governor have already gone to the 11th Circuit to ask for the stay to be lifted. I would tell every single business and every single woman that they should do what is best for the women who work for them. They need to make certain that they are accommodating the very real health care challenges that will face women in the state of Georgia.
It is my hope that we will be able to reverse this law by passing new legislation in 2023, because we also know that Brian Kemp intends to make it even more difficult for women. He intends to add incest and rape as prohibitions. He’s already broken our health care system by refusing to expand Medicaid, and Georgia already has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the nation.
And so I would tell anyone, whether you’re a business or a citizen thinking about being in Georgia, to take into very real consideration the danger that Brian Kemp poses to the life and welfare of women in this state.
Stacey Abrams wasn’t electioneering or trying to use an issue to her advantage. She was stating the facts. Republicans like Brian Kemp are going to get women killed with their abortion bans.
Abrams did show why Kemp should be very afraid of her in the general election, because she clearly, strongly, and directly laid out the stakes for the women of Georgia in the upcoming election.
Democrats should spread the message all across the country a vote for a Republican is a vote to endanger the lives of women.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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