Georgia’s eight Republican representatives just capped off several weeks unlike many in Georgians’ memory. After the U.S. Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade, and one justice’s suggestion that cases protecting Americans’ rights to contraception and marriage equality would be next, congressional Democrats moved quickly to set up a series of votes protecting those rights and others.
Each of Georgia’s Democrats voted to enshrine the constitutional rights of Georgians into federal law, and every one of Georgia’s eight Republicans voted to open those rights to continued attacks.
Take a look at what Georgia’s GOP representatives in Congress spent the last few weeks voting down:
Georgia House Dems’ Votes
Georgia House GOP’s Votes
|The Women’s Health Protection Act, which would protect the right to access abortion care in the United States|
|The Ensuring Access to Abortion Act, which would prevent the criminalization of travel across state lines to receive abortion care|
|The Respect for Marriage Act, which would protect the right to same-sex and interracial marriage||YES|
|The Right to Contraception Act, which would protect access to birth control.||YES|
Georgians are taking notice of their Republican representatives’ attempts to vote down measures protecting everything from access to birth control to interracial marriage. Now, with what Brian Kemp bragged was the “toughest abortion ban in the country” in effect, and Herschel Walker complaining that the lack of a national abortion ban is “a problem,” it’s clear that other Georgia Republicans need to answer just how far will they go to roll back the constitutional rights of their constituents.
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