Stacey Abrams won’t back down after saying abortion access helps women deal with inflation woes.
In recent months, we’ve been focusing on women’s economic struggles. We saw the story of a single mother struggling to pay for her children’s education as the cost of child care skyrocketed — and then heard news of families on food stamps, losing their home because they couldn’t pay rent, and working low-wage jobs not making ends meet. We have also seen the stories of the women in these programs losing their jobs or being left behind, unable to care for their children and facing homelessness.
Now it seems it might be time for us to focus on women’s reproductive lives.
After losing her re-election bid to a sex-trafficking scandal, Stacey Abrams is facing pressure to back down from her support for abortion access.
Abrams, the Democratic nominee in Georgia’s 6th district, has come under attack from anti-abortion activists with a number of women’s groups calling on her to denounce her support of abortion rights. The American Civil Liberties Union, American Federation of Teachers, and Planned Parenthood all issued statements calling on Abrams to not publicly back abortion access.
“Today’s attacks on my character are not just an attack on me as a progressive, but an attack on everyone who is standing up for women’s reproductive rights. These groups are using me and my record for their own campaign goals.”
Abrams’ support of abortion access is not an attack on her as a progressive. Her support of it is not an attack on the lives of the women she wants to help. It’s an attack on the lives of her political opponents who don’t agree with abortion access.
Abrams’ support of abortion access is not an attack on the lives of the women she wants to help. It’s an attack on the lives of her political opponents who don’t agree with abortion access.
She’s not backing down and her latest statement is a win for women. Now there’s no need to waste your time reading it again.
Stacey Abrams is the Democratic nominee