Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker criticized a new pro-life law in Georgia Wednesday for banning what he calls “health care” – aborting unborn babies.
Booker is a pro-abortion senator from New Jersey and a possible Democratic challenger against President Donald Trump in 2020.
He attacked the heartbeat law on Twitter barely a day after Gov. Brian Kemp signed it, CNS News reports. The law protects unborn babies by prohibiting abortions after their heartbeat is detectable, about six weeks of pregnancy.
“Georgia’s ‘fetal heartbeat’ law is an all-out-attack on women that will strip them of their rights before many even know they are pregnant. I will fight to protect Roe v. Wade—abortion is health care,” Booker wrote on Twitter.
His statement is part of a wider pro-abortion campaign to normalize the killing of unborn babies by calling abortions “health care.” Abortions are not health care. The sole purpose of an abortion is to kill an unborn baby – a unique, living human being from the moment of conception.
In a video linked to in his tweet, Booker also said he believes “very strongly in Roe v. Wade.”
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“I believe that we should actually codify it in law through the legislature so nobody, no matter who you appoint to the judiciary branch of the government can ever overturn it,” he said.
“And I will fight to protect a woman’s right to make her own medical decisions,” Booker continued. “I will fight to make sure that a woman’s body is under the purview of that woman and not a bunch of politicians in Washington or in a state capitol.”
Booker has a 100-percent pro-abortion voting record and recently opposed a bill to require basic medical care for viable infants who are born alive after botched abortions.
The Georgia law bans abortions on an unborn baby after their heartbeat is detectable, around six weeks. It allows exceptions for rape, incest and threats to the mother’s life. In addition, the law allows parents to claim unborn babies as dependents on their taxes and include them in census data. It also allows mothers to collect child support for pregnancy and delivery costs from the father prior to the baby’s birth.
The American Civil Liberties Union already has announced plans to file a lawsuit blocking the law.