In an interview with Fox News, Stacey Abrams names an abortion limit that she supports

Democratic gubernatorial candidate for Georgia Stacey Abrams appeared to retract her position on radical abortion without limits in an interview in which she suggested she might support some restrictions on late abortion.

abrams said Fox News on Wednesday that she believes politicians should not limit abortion with “artificial time restrictions,” reiterating a position she previously took. She reiterated that “abortion is medical care” and should be a decision between a woman and her doctor, with no politicians involved.

But when asked if there should be a limit at all, she said women should have the right to an abortion “up to the point where a doctor determines viability”.

“And from that moment, when the woman’s life is in danger or when her health is in danger, a decision should be made to protect that woman’s life. But otherwise the point of viability. But what I object to are artificial time constraints that don’t conform to biology or logic,” Abrams said.


Abrams is running for governor in a rematch against incumbent Governor Brian Kemp (R), who defeated her in 2018. Like other Democratic candidates this cycle, her campaign has placed a strong emphasis on defending abortion rights since the US Supreme Court was overthrown Roe v. calf in June. She has attacked Georgia’s heartbeat law, which limits abortion to the first six weeks of pregnancy, and denied that unborn babies have a heartbeat at six weeks.

She has also said that in medical emergencies where the mother’s life is in danger, abortion should be legal “up to the time of birth” and claims that supporting abortion rights is “part of my belief”.

Fox News also asked Abrams about her false claims that the 2018 Georgia gubernatorial election was “rigged” or “stolen.” Abrams says she was taken out of context.

“I accepted the results in 2018. And the premise of the question always assumes that I didn’t accept the results,” Abrams told Fox News. “Despite the cherry picking and decontextualizing of what I said, I said at the beginning of my speech that I recognize that Governor Kemp is the governor of Georgia.”

Abrams said what she has “always denied” is the allegation that thousands of black Georgia voters have been denied access to the ballot box by state election laws. She cited a court ruling last month in a case brought by her organization Fair Fight Action to support her claim.

Although the federal judge ruled the case dropped Fair Fight Action’s lawsuitthe court said that Georgia’s electoral system is “not perfect,” stressing how Abrams argues how disproportionately black people are affected by Georgia’s electoral laws.

“We were right. And my intention is to always fight for access, but I’m not entitled to the result. And I never claimed I did. Now people have taken the language I used out of context. I’ve tried to ensure that people across the state have always understood the importance of their power [2018], they changed the future of the state. And I will always celebrate their victories and the changes they have been able to make in our elections,” she said.

Kemp has consistently led Abrams in polls of likely voters through September and October. The election will take place on Tuesday 8 November. In an interview with Fox News, Stacey Abrams names an abortion limit that she supports

Laura Coffey

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