Stacey Abrams, the Georgia Democratic gubernatorial nominee, called for a legislative solution, which would be in Roe v. Wade, saying, “It is wrong to allow each state to decide the quality of your citizenship.
Georgia has its own restrictive abortion law that bans abortions when a “fetal heartbeat” can be detected at about six weeks into the pregnancy. Unlike states with so-called trigger laws that were designed to take effect immediately after a Supreme Court decision. When issued, Georgia’s law had already been passed and signed by Republican Gov. Brian Kemp but was then suspended by federal courts as unconstitutional.
But now, with the Supreme Court’s precedent set aside, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta will soon be ready to enforce the law.
“Women are entitled to physical autonomy, the right to make these choices,” Abrams told CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union.” “In Georgia, especially, some days, it’s six weeks. There will be a ban of the law of the land. This is terrible, this is appalling. This is wrong. As the next governor, I am going to do everything in my power to reverse it.”
Abrams said President Biden should “do what is within the view of the executive,” but stressed the need for a “legislative solution that restores constitutional protections to women, regardless of which state they live in.”
“I believe there should be federal law that allows women these choices, allows for reproductive choice and reproductive justice, and I think it needs to stop being a political football where a state’s The leader’s ideology can determine the quality of life for a woman and her ability to make choices,” Abrams said.
Abrams advised businesses to consider the health care challenges that Georgia workers will face once the 6-week abortion ban begins, with the possibility of tightening abortion restrictions if Republican Governor Brian Kemp wins another term. Is.
“I would tell every single business and every single woman to do what’s best for the women who work for them. They need to make sure they are addressing the real health challenges facing Georgia women,” Abrams said.
He said Georgia has refused to expand Medicaid and has one of the nation’s highest maternal mortality rates, reiterating that citizens and businesses need to “regard Brian Kemp’s threat to the lives and well-being of women in this state.” Very real thought has to be given.”
Abrams said that Kemp has already shown his “ambiguity” about birth control, and that it is “very dangerous for women in Georgia right now” as laws governing birth control access are the next step for Republicans nationwide. is expected to be.