Today, on the anniversary of MAGA Governor Brian Kemp signing Georgia’s extreme abortion ban into law, DNC spokesperson Jackie Bush released the following statement: 

“Thanks to Donald Trump and his MAGA minions, women in Georgia and throughout the South have lost critical access to reproductive care, emergency treatment and more. Georgia has one of the worst maternal mortality rates in the nation, but instead of focusing on efforts to expand access to health care, Republicans in the state are doubling down on extreme and unpopular measures to make it harder for doctors to provide care. Come November, Georgians, Southerners, and Americans from every corner of the nation will go to the polls knowing that Joe Biden is the only choice in this election who will fight to give us more freedoms, not take them away.”

Thanks to Trump, every state in the South besides Virginia has enacted an extreme abortion ban.

Alabama: “Abortions became almost entirely illegal in Alabama on June 24. A 2019 state abortion ban took effect making it a felony to perform an abortion at any stage of pregnancy, with no exceptions for pregnancies caused by rape or incest.”

Arkansas: “Arkansas bans nearly all abortions after Roe v. Wade overturned”

Florida: “Florida’s 6-week abortion ban could displace thousands each month in a region where access is already severely limited”

Georgia: “Georgia abortion ban remains in effect after state Supreme Court ruling”

Kentucky: “Abortion is banned in almost all circumstances.”

Louisiana: “Louisiana abortion ban preserved after lawmakers kill bill to call public vote”

Mississippi: “How abortion ban has impacted Mississippi one year after Roe v. Wade was overturned”

North Carolina: “Legislation banning most abortions after 12 weeks of pregnancy will become law in North Carolina after the state’s Republican-controlled General Assembly successfully overrode the Democratic governor’s veto.”

Oklahoma: “Abortion is banned in almost all circumstances.” 

South Carolina: “South Carolina’s new all-male highest court reverses course on abortion, upholding strict 6-week ban”

Tennessee: “Amid uncertainty and anger, Tennessee’s abortion ban takes effect”

Texas: “Teen pregnancies on the rise for the first time in 15 years after Texas bans abortion, study shows.”

Georgia’s extreme abortion ban is deeply unpopular amongst Georgians.

Georgia Recorder: “a majority of Georgians – particularly Black voters – continue to oppose the state’s new restrictive abortion law. Nearly 62% objected overall, with about 54% saying they strongly opposed it. Black respondents were the most adamantly against it, with 86.4% of them saying they firmly disapprove of the law.”

Georgia’s abortion ban disproportionately hurts Black women — in a state where the Black maternal mortality is already unacceptably high.

11Alive: “It also provides a look at who the bill may impact the most: Black people, younger patients and those with less education. Researchers said with the new restrictions, many of these patients won’t be able to access safe, legal abortions.”

“‘Lack of access to safe and legal abortion could also add to the maternal mortality rate in Georgia,’ Mosley said, ‘with numbers showing a possible increase of 18%.’”

“In 2019, according to the Center for Reproductive Rights, Georgia had the worst maternal mortality ratio of any state in the country. Black, American Indian/Alaska and Indigenous women are also two to three times more ‘likely to die from a pregnancy-related cause than white women.’ Experts said overturning Roe v. Wade will disproportionately affect communities of color in Georgia, as for years, they have already faced many

barriers to maternal health.”

Thanks to Trump, Georgia bans abortion before many women even know they’re pregnant. 

Wall Street Journal: “The six-week deadline comes soon after many pregnant women miss their first period.”

“Georgia’s six-week window has prompted women to pay closer attention to when they might be pregnant and visit clinics earlier, researchers and providers say. Women are calling the Feminist Women’s Health Center if their period is even one day late or they have the first hint of early pregnancy symptoms like nausea, clinic staffers said.”

Thanks to Trump, access to care for women in Georgia and throughout the South has been decimated.

Capital B: “Since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned 1973’s Roe v. Wade decision last summer, access to abortion in the South has become increasingly limited. It’s a region where many of the country’s strictest abortion laws have taken hold, largely pushed by Republican lawmakers.”

Bloomberg: “The Florida law ‘really does cut off abortion across the entire southeast region of the United States,’ said Amita Vyas, an associate professor of public health at the George Washington University.”

The 19th: “Florida’s new restrictions will chip away at the little abortion access left in the South”

Politico: “‘Our patients are screwed’: Florida’s ban cuts off abortion access in the South”

Trump is proudly taking credit for extreme abortions bans throughout the country.

Trump: “For 54 years they were trying to get Roe v. Wade terminated, and I did it, and I’m proud to have done it. … Nobody else was going to get that done but me, and we did it, and we did something that was a miracle.”

Trump: “After 50 years of failure, with nobody coming even close, I was able to kill Roe v. Wade, much to the ‘shock’ of everyone … Without me there would be no 6 weeks, 10 weeks, 15 weeks, or whatever is finally agreed to. Without me the pro Life movement would have just kept losing. Thank you President TRUMP!!!”

Rolling Stone: “Trump Claims Credit for All Abortion Bans”

Business Insider: “Trump boasts he’s ‘proud’ about his role in overturning Roe v. Wade, the issue that has become ballot-box poison for Republicans”

Rolling Stone: “Trump Says He’s ‘Proud’ to Have ‘Terminated’ Abortion Rights”

Trump campaign radio ad: “And Trump nominated conservative judges, leading to Roe v. Wade being overturned.”

FWIW: “This week, we found more evidence that the Trump campaign has no interest in ‘moderating’ on the issue of abortion. On Monday, his team began running new Facebook video ads targeting voters in Iowa, referring to Trump as ‘THE MOST Pro-Life President in history.’”

Trump: “I’m the one that got rid of Roe v. Wade, and everybody said that was an impossible thing to do. I put on three Supreme Court justices. Very few people have had that privilege or honor.”

Trump: “Getting rid of Roe v. Wade was an incredible thing for pro-life because it gave pro-life something to negotiate with. Pro-life had absolutely nothing, being stuck in Roe v. Wade, to negotiate with. … And look, everybody that was president wanted to get rid and tried to get rid of Roe v. Wade … For fifty years, this has been going on. I was able to do it, and I was very honored to do it.”

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