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ICYMI: “Why Reproductive Justice Must Be Front And Center During Democratic Presidential Debate In Georgia”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, November 19, 2019
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MUST READ: Rep. Park Cannon (HD-58), a state legislator representing Atlanta, wrote an op-ed in Essence urging the historic all-women moderator panel to engage the presidential candidates on their positions on reproductive rights and reproductive justice — including access to abortion — at tomorrow’s presidential debate in Georgia. Read below:

Essence: Why Reproductive Justice Must Be Front And Center During Democratic Presidential Debate In Georgia
By Rep. Park Cannon

  • “Earlier this year, our state became Ground Zero of a nationwide sweep of extreme abortion bans when Republican legislators in my state passed a law that prohibited abortion care as early as six weeks — before most people even know they’re pregnant.”
  • “Anyone who has worked in health care—and plenty who haven’t—knows that decisions about a patient’s medical options, particularly involving a safe, common procedure, should not be left to politicians. When we rob people of their right to make their own health care decisions in consultation with their doctors, the consequences can be devastating.”
  • “We need to hear from the presidential candidates on stage about their plans to protect abortion care for people living in states that have passed extremely restrictive abortion bans, like Georgia, and how they will proactively expand reproductive rights in the years to come.”
  • “Our state is the most dangerous in America for a pregnant person — and especially so for Black women.”
  • “The presidential candidates should recognize this truth for Georgia and voice their bold, unapologetic plans to protect reproductive health care on the debate stage tomorrow. We’ll be listening.”



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