Democratic Georgian governor candidate Stacey Abrams said during an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that laws regulating abortion should not set “arbitrary pregnancy limits.”
Abrams said, “We know that this fight for women’s abortion rights is about their ability to control their lives, to have the ability to participate in the economy, to have the ability to determine whether forced pregnancy is in their future.” Yes, I urge every voter to think about the economy going up and down, but the laws will change the future for every woman you know, when they get solidified, change the future for every woman you know.
Anchor Chuck Todd said, “I specifically want to clarify your position. I want to hang up what you said recently about your abortion stance. “My intention is to pass legislation that says a woman has the right to an abortion. And that right remains until a doctor determines that the fetus is viable outside the body, except in the case of protecting the life or health of the woman.” How do you put legislation around that?”
Abrams said, “You’ve put legislation around that by going back to what we know is the structural framework of… Roe v. Wade. You do it by not setting arbitrary pregnancy limits, because we know that reflects medical decision-making.”
She continued: “What we say – we respect the responsibility that women have and the duty that doctors have. Politicians are not scientists, and we should not consider these moving targets that do not reflect the reality that women face when they sit in the doctor’s office.” put into law.”
Abrams added, “I understand there are people who would feel better if we picked a date out of thin air, but we know this isn’t scientifically backed.”
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