ATLANTA – Today, Democratic nominee for Governor, Stacey Abrams, released the following statement about the Supreme Court’s ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization:
“Today, millions of women in Georgia and across the nation watched as the Supreme Court rolled back their right to control their bodies and their futures. As a woman, I am enraged that our bodily autonomy has been ruled fungible rather than fundamental. Right here in Georgia, extremist Brian Kemp prides himself on signing ‘the toughest abortion bill in the country,’ even as the state grapples with a broken healthcare system and a shortage of medical access. Kemp’s dangerous and extreme six-week abortion ban will soon be the law across Georgia, forcing women to face prosecution and doctors to risk incarceration for a medical decision.
The reversal of Roe v. Wade will not stop abortions. This mean-spirited, political decision will only prevent access to safe abortions and exacerbate crises in our state by preventing medical professionals from providing their patients with lifesaving care.
As the next Governor of Georgia, I will fight each day to defend the right to choose and veto any legislation that further restricts abortion rights. I will work to ensure equity in access and family planning, increase availability of Plan B and emergency contraception, expand Medicaid to support low income women, and invest in critical maternal health care to reduce the maternal and infant death rates in Georgia. And I will work with the legislature to reverse the draconian law that will now rule our state.
I want to lead One Georgia — a state where women have the right to choose, control their bodies and not have their rights stripped away. This callous decision proves once again that Georgians cannot afford four more years of a governor who puts his personal politics ahead of Georgians.”
View Stacey Abrams’ reproductive justice policies here.