DPG Statement on Court Victory Against Georgia’s Abortion Ban

October 1, 2019

ATLANTA – Today, Democratic Party of Georgia Chair Nikema Williams released the following statement: 

“Judge Jones’ decision today is a win for Georgia women, for Georgia healthcare, and for the majority of Georgians who believe in access to safe and legal abortions. 

Brian Kemp and Georgia Republicans forced this law forward because they want to enact their extreme agenda to control women’s bodies, at the expense of women’s lives. 

Throughout this past legislative session, lawmakers heard from thousands of Georgians. This ban would worsen our maternal mortality crisis, threaten our economy, and most importantly, rip away Georgians’ most basic right to make our own decisions about our bodies. Georgia Republicans ignored these pleas, instead forcing this law through by one vote  in a clear effort to threaten our personal freedoms. 

Georgia Democrats stand with Georgia women, and we thank the organizations that have been fighting this law in the courts. While we celebrate this victory today, we will continue to work so that every single Republican who supported this bill is held accountable at the ballot box.”

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