As Georgia Democrats celebrate the anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade health case, Georgia Republicans like Governor Brian Kemp and Attorney General Chris Carr are using public office to support efforts restricting reproductive freedom in Georgia. Meanwhile, David Perdue, who is also vying to lead our state, has yet to tell Georgians where he stands on the GOP’s egregious attempts to ban abortion, despite the fact that he indicated support for Kemp’s anti-abortion policies in 2019 and sponsored abortion restrictions in the Senate.
“Forty-nine years ago today, the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Roe v. Wade affirmed the fundamental right of reproductive freedom – a resounding ruling that seventy percent of Georgians still support today. But as we mark this important anniversary, reproductive rights in Georgia are in greater danger than ever as Republicans double down on efforts to ban abortion, even in cases of rape or incest,” said Congresswoman Nikema Williams, Chair of the Democratic Party of Georgia. “Reproductive freedom is a fundamental right, and we must do everything in our power to stop egregious government overreach into Georgians’ private reproductive health care decisions – starting with voting anti-choice Republicans like Brian Kemp and Chris Carr out of office. While Georgia Republicans have made it clear that they will always put partisan extremism first, Georgia Democrats will never stop fighting to safeguard reproductive freedom.”
Read more about Republican elected officials’ relentless anti-abortion campaign in Georgia:
As governor, Brian Kemp has spoken out in favor of a new Texas abortion ban, which would essentially put bounties on the heads of people seeking or providing abortion care.
As the Supreme Court considers a case that could gut Roe v. Wade, Kemp and Attorney General Chris Carr are publicly rooting for the court to dismantle the right to abortion.
Kemp has bragged about signing the “toughest abortion bill in the country” in 2019, which sought to criminalize abortion at a point in pregnancy where many people don’t even realize they are pregnant.
Brian Kemp and Chris Carr are still in court trying to ban abortion in Georgia after a federal judge struck down their bill as unconsitutional.