Stacey Abrams Objects to All Abortion Restrictions

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Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams (D) was pressed for her position on abortion over the weekend after the Supreme Court overruled Roe v Wade on Friday. However, Abrams refused to offer a single restriction she would support as Georgia’s governor.

In an interview with “Fox News Sunday,” co-host Martha MacCallum Abrams answered, “I do not,” when asked if she supported the new pro-life law recently passed by the Georgia legislature.

Abrams had expressed she was appalled by the Supreme Court’s ruling to overturn Roe and quickly addressed MacCallum’s question about supporting the legislature “carry out the will of the people Georgia,” putting a six-week ban into effect.

“I do not,” Abrams responded. “And I would reject the notion that this is the will of the people. This is a political decision made by the narrowest of margins and done to satisfy an even narrower constituency.”

MacCallum pressed Abrams for restrictions or limits on abortion through the ninth month and when she began to care about the life of the baby.

“I believe an abortion is a medical decision,” Abrams countered. “I believe that should be a choice made between a doctor and a woman and in consultation with her family. But I think the challenge that we have is that we keep putting this in a political space.”

The candidate continued, “What I would say is that it is a medical decision,” Abrams responded. “I don’t know of a single woman who reaches the stage where this decision is easy.”

CNN’s Jake Tapper also pushed Abrams on abortion limitations now that the legality of abortion sits squarely on the shoulders of the state legislatures, consequently the will of their constituents.

Abrams pointed toward the establishment of federal law that allows “reproductive choice and reproductive justice,” not the “ideology of the leader of a state” to determine what the women in that state need medically.