Lawyers, Doctors Begging for Answers on “Chaotic” Law
With Gov. Brian Kemp’s extreme abortion ban in effect, health care professionals and legal experts have been raising important questions on how the law will be enforced and how it could impact crucial health care decisons for millions of Georgia women. Kemp has refused to “specifically respond to how medical emergencies would be deciphered” under his dangerous ban on abortion.
As the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported late last week, leading Republicans, like Attorney General Chris Carr, Georgia House Speaker David Ralston, and State Rep. Ed Setzler, the abortion ban’s legislative sponsor, are refusing to answer questions or discuss specifics on how Kemp’s new law will be enforced, including questions on whether women and health care professionals could be thrown in jail if they seek or provide abortion care.
The AJC’s piece explores some of the most sensitive questions surrounding Kemp’s dangerous ban on abortion — questions so sensitive that Gov. Kemp, the author of the bill, and some of the state’s leading Republican politicians are avoiding answering them, leading to a “destabilizing” and “chaotic” health care environment.
Read more from the AJC: OPINION: The many unknowns of Georgia’s new abortion law