Planned Parenthood Official to Become Chair of Georgia Democratic Party

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jun 4, 2013   |   5:27PM   |   Atlanta, GA

An official with the nation’s biggest abortion business will soon become the state chair of the Georgia Democratic Party.

Nikema Williams, vice president of public policy for Planned Parenthood Southeast, will take over from Georgia Democratic Party Chair Mike Berlon, who will be stepping down on Sunday.

Berlon “announced his resignation last week, citing concerns by Democratic leaders that his personal issues were becoming a distraction as a major election year looms,” according to AP.

AP indicates Williams “will assume leadership of the party until a permanent chair is elected.”

“Berlon, an attorney who became chair in 2011, has been dealing with several issues in recent weeks, including a reprimand by the State Bar of Georgia, a lawsuit filed by a client and the release of a report showing weak party finances ahead of the 2014 statewide and congressional elections,” AP said.

In her position, Williams oversaw the abortion giant’s efforts in other states. When the governor of Alabama signed a bill that could close abortion clinics that fail to follow the same health and safety standards expected of legitimate medical centers, she was ready to fight it.



Nikema Williams, vice president of public policy for Planned Parenthood Southeast, told AP it “stands ready to do whatever it takes to protect Alabamians’ health and rights in the face of this dangerous law and blatant attack on women’s health and rights.”

After multiple botched abortions in the state of Alabama that inured women over the last couple of years, state legislators have responded by approving a bill that would require abortion clinics to meet more stringent requirements. But Williams worried abortion clinics that couldn’t comply would be forced to close.