The ‘heartbeat bill’ was signed into law Tuesday by Republican Gov. Brian Kemp of Georgia
2020 hopeful Sen.Cory Booker of New Jersey slammed Georgia’s “fetal heartbeat bill” as an assault on women and claiming “abortion is healthcare.”
In March, Georgia and Tennessee passed bills banning most abortions heartbeat is detected.
The “heartbeat bill” was signed into law Tuesday by Republican Gov. Brian Kemp of Georgia, which will ban abortions for babies after six weeks’ gestation.
But Booker declared his support for abortion in Tweet on Wednesday.
“Georgia’s ‘fetal heartbeat’ law is an all-out-attack on women that will strip them of rights before many even know they are pregnant.”
He then vowed he would “fight to protect Roe v. Wade—abortion is health care.”
In Bookers’ Tweet, included a video that featured Booker speaking to an audience at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas.
In the video, he tells Democrats that “I believe very strongly in Roe v. Wade as the law of the land. 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 government, can ever overturn it.”
What is more revealing about Booker’s stance on abortion is he received political contributions from Planned Parenthood.
He argues that women control their bodies.
He told Nevada listeners, a, “I will fight to protect a woman’s right to make her own medical decisions. 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.”
Georgia’s “fetal heartbeat” law is an all-out-attack on women that will strip them of rights before many even know they are pregnant. I will fight to protect Roe v. Wade—abortion is health care. pic.twitter.com/KiXMcJj5px
— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) May 8, 2019
“6 weeks pregnant” = 2 weeks late on your period.
Most of the men writing these bills don’t know the first thing about a woman’s body outside of the things they want from it. It’s relatively common for a woman to have a late period + not be pregnant.
So this is a backdoor ban. https://t.co/xWd9GAj51b
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) May 8, 2019
Georgia became the fourth state to pass a heartbeat bill, prohibiting abortion if a heartbeat is detected.
The bills were based on model legislation drafted by Faith2Action.
The group’s website states, “While not the beginning of life, the heartbeat is the universally recognized indicator of life.”
The bill was also criticized by Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who said the procedure was a “back-door ban.”
Ocasio-Cortez slammed the bill on her Twitter account:
“‘6 weeks pregnant’ = 2 weeks late on your period,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Twitter Tuesday.
Earlier this month, a bill to outlaw almost all abortions in the state passed the Alabama House after it was voted overwhelmingly in favor on Tuesday.
Conservatives targeted the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion nationwide.