Gov. Kemp’s Abortion Ban and “Criminal Carry” Law Opposed by Clear Majority of Georgia Voters
A new poll from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution shows a clear majority of Georgia voters, about 55%, oppose Gov. Brian Kemp’s extreme ban on abortion — including over 60% of independent voters and a quarter of Republicans. Many voters also say a candidate’s stance on abortion will have an impact on their choice in November, with a strong plurality saying they want a candidate who supports the right to choose.
The new poll on abortion follows a January AJC poll, which showed Kemp’s “criminal carry” law, which makes it easier for criminals to carry a gun without a permit or its background check, is opposed by about 70% of Georgians.
Kemp’s Abortion Ban Causing Fear and Confusion for Doctors and Women:
Doctors are reporting they’re reluctant to treat miscarriages, worrying they could face criminal penalties under Kemp’s new law. Health care professionals and legal experts are saying Kemp’s restrictive abortion ban is “chaotic” and “unstable,” due to its broad and far reaching implications that go beyond the criminal abortion statute, leaving many questions unanswered. The unknowns are causing fear and confusion amongst health care professionals, hurting women seeking lifesaving reproductive care.
Kemp’s “Criminal Carry” Law Facing Opposition from Law Enforcement, Mayors, Second Amendment Group, and GOP party members:
Kemp’s dangerous “criminal carry” law has also drawn concerns from law enforcement officers and mayors across the state. Even a Second Amendment advocacy group worried it could have a detrimental impact on public safety, while members of Kemp’s own party are also backing away from his extreme record on guns – from Republican voters to leaders like Kemp’s own Lieutenant Governor Geoff Duncan.
More on voters’ opposition to Kemp’s abortion ban: AJC poll: Most voters oppose restrictions on abortion, Georgia’s new ban
More on voters’ opposition to Kemp’s “criminal carry” law: AJC Poll: Georgians oppose permit-less gun carry, repeal of Roe v. Wade