DNC: News of the Day 2019 APR 07

Georgia Abortion Ban

  • With Brian Kemp’s signature on this extreme, unconstitutional abortion ban, women’s lives are on the line in Georgia. Georgia’s so-called ‘heartbeat bill’ bans abortion before many women even know they are pregnant.

  • Simply put, this shameful law puts women’s lives at risk by barring their access to safe, legal abortion.

  • Georgia’s abortion ban is only the latest example of how the Trump administration’s anti-women policies have emboldened Republican legislatures across the country to attack women’s access to health care.

  • More than a dozen states have introduced legislation banning abortion after six weeks this year, and we know Republicans will continue to push legislation just like this in an effort to ban abortion nationwide and overturn Roe v. Wade.

  • While Republicans continue to play partisan games with women’s health care, Democrats will keep fighting to protect women’s fundamental right to make decisions about their own bodies with their doctors.

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