Local Law Enforcement Will Refer Potential Violations of Kemp’s Abortion Ban to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation
A new piece from The Columbus News reveals that Gov. Brian Kemp could direct state law enforcement to investigate potential violations of his extreme abortion ban. The Taylor County Sheriff’s Office said they will refer potential violations of Kemp’s ban on abortion to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI), opening the door for Kemp to direct investigations and “potentially prosecute women and doctors.”
The GBI’s organizational chart shows that the governor is the chair of the Board of Public Safety, which oversees the GBI. By directive of the governor, the GBI can get involved in an investigation, meaning that when local law enforcement agencies refer potential violations of Kemp’s abortion ban, Kemp could direct the GBI to take action and investigate.
The news comes as Kemp has been relatively quiet on how his abortion ban will be enforced and a Kemp campaign advisor recently told NBC News: “We don’t want this debate [on abortion]. It doesn’t help.”
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