Georgia Democrats Statement on Supreme Court’s Decision to Uphold Texas Abortion Ban

December 10, 2021

Today, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled to allow Texas’ dangerous six-week abortion ban to stand, pending further lawsuits, as Georgia Republicans are now “hoping to pass portions of Texas’ new restrictive abortion law in Georgia next legislative session.” 

The Texas ban – which makes no exceptions for cases of rape or incest and allows citizens to file lawsuits against anyone who “aids or abets the performance or inducement of an abortion” – was modeled partly after Brian Kemp’s 2019 six-week abortion ban. Since Kemp’s ban was struck down by the courts last year, Attorney General Chris Carr has been back in court trying to appeal the ruling. Meanwhile, gubernatorial candidate David Perdue indicated he supported Kemp’s 2019 ban, and the entire GOP Senate field backs the Texas ban, including Herschel Walker, who has made it clear that he will “vote for any legislation” that bans abortions “including in instances of rape and incest.”

In response to today’s SCOTUS ruling, Congresswoman Nikema Williams, Chair of the Democratic Party of Georgia, issued the following statement:

“This ruling continues to put reproductive freedom in more danger than ever before — and it’s reprehensible that Georgia Republicans, from Brian Kemp and David Perdue to Herschel Walker and Chris Carr, are supporting dangerous efforts to undermine Roe v. Wade and strip away Georgians’ right to make their own health care decisions. From setting bounties on health care providers to barring medical intervention even in cases of rape and incest, this egregious ban cannot stand. The stakes in 2022 for Georgia families couldn’t be higher, and we will do everything in our power to safeguard Georgians’ reproductive freedom and hold Republicans accountable for backing any attempt to ban abortion.”


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