- Stacey Abrams said she was “appalled” by the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, per the AJC.
- “We have good people in the state who know this is wrong,” she told a group of reporters.
- Abrams’ rematch with Gov. Brian Kemp is set to be one of the highest-profile races in the country.
Georgia Democratic gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams on Friday said she was “appalled” by the Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Abrams, who is running in a rematch this fall against Gov. Brian Kemp after narrowly losing to the Republican in 2018, said she was angered by the vote.
“This is a travesty,” she told the newspaper, alongside other reporters. “And it is a political decision made by a man who does not care about the women of Georgia.”
She continued: “If you are in an urban community, we know that you can’t simply buy your way out of this. You’re going to have to travel 250 miles to try to find some help. And we know for so many Georgians that is not a possibility. I am angry about this decision. I am appalled and I am absolutely committed to pushing back.”
The former state House minority leader also said that most people of the state didn’t support the ruling.
“We have good people in the state who know this is wrong,” she said. “More than half of the state of Georgia disagrees with this decision.”
She added: “I’m going to do everything I can in this election and beyond to make certain that we can restore the fundamental right to freedom for women in the state of Georgia.”
Kemp, who has consistently opposed abortion, praised the court’s 5-4 decision overturning Roe.
“Today’s landmark ruling is a historic victory for life,” he said in a written statement. “I hope our law will be fully implemented and ultimately protect countless unborn lives here in the Peach State.”
The state law currently allows women to get an abortion for up to 20 weeks of pregnancy.