After the Supreme Court did the unthinkable on Friday and took away women’s rights to their own bodies, Democratic politicians have weighed in, including the current Democratic nominee for governor of Georgia, a state where abortion is sure to be regulated out of existence now that there is no federal guarantee that women’s rights will be protected.
Abrams called for legislation that codifies the protections that Roe v Wade offered into law. Democrats in Congress passed a form of this legislation, which was voted down in the Senate, where Republicans hold Democrats in thrall, voting down every piece of progressive legislation. Abrams also promised that, if elected Georgia’s governor, she would do all she can to protect women’s rights.
Abrams told Jake Tapper in an interview, ccording to CNN:
‘We know that the right to choose should not be divvied up amongst states. And that the sinister practice of taking constitutional rights and allowing each state to decide the quality of your citizenship is wrong. Women deserve bodily autonomy, they deserve the right to make these choices…in Georgia in particular, in a matter of days, this six-week ban will be the law of the land. That is horrendous. That is appalling. And it is wrong. And, as the next governor, I’m going to do everything in my power to reverse it.’
Twitter had a lot to say about Abrams and her statements regarding abortion rights. Read some of their comments bellow: