Women’s March leader Linda Sarsour blamed “white women” Tuesday for a Georgia “fetal heartbeat bill.”
The law will make abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected illegal in the state, with certain exceptions.
While folks are debating tactics to respond to Georgia’s heartbeat bill, let’s remember that 76% of the white Women electorate in GA (more than white men) voted for Brian Kemp over Stacey Abrams. That’s where the work needs to happen. WW continue to uphold the patriarchy. pic.twitter.com/jhu5LXtGaH
— Linda Sarsour (@lsarsour) May 14, 2019
Sarsour blamed white women for voting for Georgia Republican Gov. Brian Kemp instead of his Democratic opponent Stacey Abrams.
“While folks are debating tactics to respond to Georgia’s heartbeat bill, let’s remember that 76% of the white Women electorate in GA (more than white men) voted for Brian Kemp over Stacey Abrams,” she tweeted. “That’s where the work needs to happen. WW continue to uphold the patriarchy.”
Kemp signed the heartbeat bill on May 7. “Georgia is a state that values life. We stand up for those who are unable to speak for themselves. But our job is to do what is right, not what is easy,” Kemp said. “We will not back down. We will always continue to fight for life.”tinue to fight for life.”
Republican Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed a similar bill in late March, which will make it so women will no longer be able to have an abortion after about six weeks of pregnancy when the law takes effect on July 1. Pro-choice group Center for Reproductive Rights called it “blatantly unconstitutional” and threatened to sue the state.
If an abortion is performed after a heartbeat is detected, under the law, the physician responsible could have his or her medical license revoked.
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