After a Fulton County judge issued a ruling today overturning Georgia’s six-week abortion ban, Congresswoman Nikema Williams, Chairwoman of the Democratic Party of Georgia, released the following statement:
“Today’s ruling is a victory and a relief for women across the state whose health and well-being have been at risk for months under Governor Brian Kemp’s dangerous six-week abortion ban. While abortion access is protected in Georgia for now, make no mistake: reproductive rights are still relentlessly under attack by Georgia Republicans like Kemp and Attorney General Chris Carr, who wasted no time announcing he will appeal the decision and spend even more taxpayer dollars working to strip Georgians of their rights. In the upcoming legislative session and beyond, rest assured that Georgia Democrats will fight tooth and nail to protect abortion access and defend every Georgian’s right to make their own personal medical decisions without government interference.
“Perhaps more than anything, this ruling underscores the urgency of electing a U.S. Senator who will fight to protect abortion rights at the federal level. This is the one issue on which Herschel Walker has been perfectly clear where he stands: he would vote for a national abortion ban with no exceptions, even in cases of rape, incest, or even to save the life of the mother. As we brace for continued Republican attacks on reproductive rights, it’s crucial that we defeat Herschel Walker and re-elect Reverend Warnock to defend Georgia women’s right to choose in the U.S. Senate.”