Wednesday on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams (D) called the Georgia bill that would ban abortions after an unborn baby’s heartbeat can be detected a “forced pregnancy bill” that would put women’s lives in danger.
Abrams said, “It’s a terrible bill. It’s a forced pregnancy bill. One of the issues is that it criminalizes women. It will cost us doctors who will not practice in the state that could send them to prison for doing their jobs. Georgia has one of the highest maternal mortality rates among women, the highest among African-American women which means it is putting women’s lives in danger.”
She added, “It is bad for business. We’ve already had the film industry step forward and say this is a terrible idea, in part because they understand women aren’t going to move to a state to do work if they believe that their bodily autonomy is at risk. This is bad on every front. It’s cynical. It is wrong-headed, and it’s bad science.”
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