A woman has a right to privacy and to make decisions regarding her own healthcare. Making abortion services illegal or inaccessible will not lower the rate of abortions, but it will increase maternal mortality. It is vital that women, or any person seeking an abortion, can make decisions, and their providers can honor their choice, without interference from government or fear of prosecution.
I call upon all Georgians to continue to make their voices heard in opposition to this repressive law and will continue to support the efforts of a number of women’s, civil, and human rights organizations who are standing up for choice. Voters in my district, and across Georgia, are prepared to hold the Governor and his conservative legislative allies–allies like my opponent Brett Harrell–accountable in the next election.