“Carr says the enforcement language in the… law explicitly targets doctors”
In case you missed it, Chris Carr just admitted to 11Alive what he and Georgia Republicans have been trying to keep under the radar: the GOP is going after doctors under the new six-week abortion ban, targeting doctors with prosecution and possibly even jail time for providing life-saving care.
When asked if Georgia’s abortion ban leaves Georgians vulnerable to prosecution and imprisonment, Carr confirmed that the law’s enforcement “explicitly targets doctors.” Carr also misled viewers about the impact on pregnant women, who could be subject to invasive investigations under Republicans’ abortion ban.
Carr’s rare public emphasis on the Georgia GOP’s intention to jail doctors under their new abortion ban comes as doctors across the state are sounding the alarm on how the law will put health care providers in jeopardy. Doctors have warned that the law will also deter medical students and doctors from coming to Georgia to practice medicine, exacerbating our state’s provider shortage.
Read more about what Georgia providers are warning: