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 Elizabeth GillibrandOvernight Health Care: Democrats attack after Trump revives talk of ObamaCare replacement | Cruz, Ocasio-Cortez efforts on birth control face major obstacles | CVS investing M to fight teen e-cig use Overnight Health Care: Democrats attack after Trump revives talk of ObamaCare replacement | Cruz, Ocasio-Cortez efforts on birth control face major obstacles | CVS investing M to fight teen e-cig use Trump's 2020 campaign strategy is to be above the law MORE (D-N.Y.) added.

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“But in state after state, those rights are under attack,” Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisTrump hits polling on Fox News: 'Something weird going on at Fox' Trump hits polling on Fox News: 'Something weird going on at Fox' 2020 Democrats look to cut into Biden's lead with black voters MORE (D-Calif.) continued. “So we need your help.”

“Please support organizations that protect the right to safe, legal abortions,” Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharOvernight Defense: US to send 1K more troops to Mideast amid Iran tensions | Iran threatens to break limit on uranium production in 10 days | US accuses Iran of 'nuclear blackmail' | Details on key defense bill amendments Overnight Defense: US to send 1K more troops to Mideast amid Iran tensions | Iran threatens to break limit on uranium production in 10 days | US accuses Iran of 'nuclear blackmail' | Details on key defense bill amendments Overnight Health Care: Democrats attack after Trump revives talk of ObamaCare replacement | Cruz, Ocasio-Cortez efforts on birth control face major obstacles | CVS investing M to fight teen e-cig use 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 WarrenTrump hits polling on Fox News: 'Something weird going on at Fox' Trump hits polling on Fox News: 'Something weird going on at Fox' 2020 Democrats look to cut into Biden's lead with black voters 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.