One Georgia Democratic lawmaker accused GOP leaders of "hiding" behind law enforcement as Republicans rushed through the state's near-total abortion ban.
GOP legislation that would create a total abortion ban in Georgia includes language that would define a “natural person” to include “a member of the species Homo sapiens at any stage of development who is carried in the womb.”
Georgia Democratic Rep. Dar’shun Kendrick wants to change the discourse around Republicans' total abortion ban with legislation that would strictly regulate men's reproductive health care.
Total abortion bans have so far failed to overcome legal hurdles, though GOP lawmakers continue to prioritize the anti-choice legislation across the United States.
Women on both sides of the aisle in the Georgia state senate are uniting behind a push for the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA).
I Was Arrested Insisting Every Vote Count. Georgia’s Next Secretary of State Will Decide Who Has a Voice.
Georgia's next secretary of state will determine who has meaningful access to the ballot box. If past trends hold, less than 10 percent of registered voters will determine the outcome of that race.
“Being an inactive voter does not mean I am off the voter rolls, but it is the first step to taking me off. And I’ve had enough of that."
“Sending out confusing and intimidating Purge Notices in an irresponsible and unlawful manner has the effect, if not the purpose, of making it harder for Georgia voters ... to exercise their fundamental right to vote," said Sean Young, legal director of ACLU of Georgia.
Handel will now represent her district in the House, where she will be able to add her voice to the chorus of Republicans seeking to repeal the Affordable Care Act and roll back access to reproductive health care.
“People with developmental disabilities, we are having to fight for our lives right now."
Pro-choice and anti-choice groups have spent almost $1 million on the race.
Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican Karen Handel on Thursday sparred in a debate on Trump, Planned Parenthood, and whose experience makes them more fit to represent Georgia's Sixth Congressional District.
Turnout will be the deciding factor in a Georgia congressional race that has been flooded with money from national groups, super PACs, and individuals from across the country.
Rather than allocating money toward licensed centers that could provide care from trained professionals, or toward strengthening social safety nets, Georgia is poised to join a slate of 22 other states directing public funds to crisis pregnancy centers.