Regina Willis is a freelance reporter and blogger rooted in the South. They most recently worked as a statehouse reporter, covering politics under Georgia’s gold dome for local publications. With a formal background in economics, they are a data junkie drawn to local politics and social justice movements. Find them on Twitter @regina_tweeta.
“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.
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.
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.
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