Stacey Abrams said in a CNN interview that she had changed her view on abortion rights.
Georgia’s governor candidate was raised in a religious family and raised anti-abortion.
She said she understands religious people, but ideology has no place in medical decisions.
Georgia Democratic nominee for Governor Stacey Abrams explained in a Friday interview with CNN how her view on abortion rights has evolved over the years and how she came to support the right to abortion services after growing up in a religious family.
“I was anti-abortion for much of my upbringing. I grew up in Mississippi, in a very religious family, in a religious community,” Abrams says. told CNN host Sara Sidner. “And I was brought up with a very uncritical view of this question.”
She went on to explain that she changed her mind after seeing a friend who had “the very real consequences” of an unwanted pregnancy that made her question her beliefs about abortion.
“I understand the genuine concerns. But those are religious concerns, or often concerns that are driven by personal morality. And that should be your choice,” Abrams said in the CNN interview† “But abortion is a medical issue. It is a medical decision. And in that medical decision there is no place for ideology or for politicians.”
Abrams again takes on the incumbent Brian Kemp – whom she… narrowly lost the 2018 elections — for the governor of Georgia. In 2019, Kemp signed a controversial “fetal heart rate accountwhich restricted abortions after six weeks of pregnancy and criminalized women who performed abortions at home or out of state. A federal judge permanently knocked down the law in 2020, but it is unclear whether a similar law will be passed after the overthrow of Roe vs. wade on Friday.
“The governor of Georgia has already said he doesn’t care about women and their physical autonomy. He doesn’t care about their health,” Abrams added in the press release. interview† “Because not only has he already passed and signed the most restrictive abortion law in Georgia history, with a six-week limitation. He has said in interviews that he plans to also support the abolition of access for incest and rape.”
Other Georgian politicians, including Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene and congressional hopeful Herschel Walker have: praised the Supreme Court decision and called for even stricter abortion laws in the state. Walker, who is currently running for the Senate, said in May that the state is total abortion ban without exception for rape or incest.
Abrams representatives did not respond to Insider’s request for comment.
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