Abrams, female 2020 Dems rip anti-abortion laws

Abrams, female 2020 Dems rip anti-abortion laws
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Former Democratic Georgia gubernatorial hopeful Stacey Abrams and several of the party's female 2020 presidential candidates ripped recent laws limiting abortion in a video released on Saturday.

“Right now, across the south and around the country, a woman’s right to control her body and a doctor’s ability to give the healthcare we deserve is under attack,” Abrams said in the video.

“Women deserve the right to make decisions about their own bodies,” Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten GillibrandAt debate, Warren and Buttigieg tap idealism of Obama, FDR Trump court pick sparks frustration for refusing to answer questions Klobuchar, Buttigieg find themselves accidentally flying to debate together MORE (D-N.Y.) added.


“But in state after state, those rights are under attack,” Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisHarris bashes Kavanaugh's 'sham' nomination process, calls for his impeachment after sexual misconduct allegation Gun control: Campaigning vs. legislating Booker defends middle-ground health care approach: 'We're going to fight to get there' MORE (D-Calif.) continued. “So we need your help.”

“Please support organizations that protect the right to safe, legal abortions,” Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharSunday shows - Guns dominate after Democratic debate Klobuchar: Investigation into Kavanaugh 'a sham' Sunday shows preview: Democratic candidates make the rounds after debate MORE (D-Minn.) said.

“Join us in this fight for women’s rights in the courts and at the ballot box,” Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenGun control: Campaigning vs. legislating Booker defends middle-ground health care approach: 'We're going to fight to get there' Democrats spar over electoral appeal of 'Medicare for All' MORE (D-Mass.) added. 

The video included a link to donate to Fair Fight, an organization Abrams founded after her unsuccessful gubernatorial campaign to fight for voting rights.

"During the month of May, Fair Fight will raise money for Georgia organizations that have been fighting and will continue to fight for reproductive rights," the donation page reads.

"All proceeds from this page will be divided equally between the organizations."

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) signed a law earlier this month that bars doctors in the state from performing an abortion once a fetus’s heartbeat is detectable, typically around six weeks into a pregnancy. Most women do not know they are pregnant at that point.

Last week, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey (R) signed into law the most restrictive abortion policy in the nation. Abortion would only be legal in the event that it's necessary to save a woman's life. 

The laws are expected to be challenged, setting up a potential battle over Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court case that recognized a woman’s right to the procedure.