In states across the country, ultraconservative lawmakers are cutting women off from care — and punishing them when they dare to fight back.
We won’t let it happen.
Feb. 21, 2020
Senate Bill 368: Legislation allowing faith-based adoption agencies to deny services in Georgia based on religious preferences was introduced Wednesday in the state Senate. Senate Bill 368, is the latest push in Georgia for so-called “religious freedom” laws that permit businesses and churches to sidestep catering to same-sex couples or others who forgo traditional family arrangements.
BREAKING: Budget cuts could negatively impact state's most vulnerable
Atlanta - Feb. 6, 2020
The Governor has asked for a $200M budget cut this fiscal year and a $300M deduction for next year.
This is one of the biggest cuts that the Georgia legislature has faced and has caused serious infighting primarily among the Republicans. Georgia’s economy is still growing, but state agencies will have to look for ways to cut their budgets, under a directive the Kemp administration sent out Tuesday.
It is the first time budget cut proposals have been requested from agencies since the state was hammered by the after-effects of the Great Recession nearly a decade ago.
Feb. 25, 2020
HB 1114: (Sharon Cooper, R- Marietta) - Expands medicaid for new moms from 60 days to six months. This will empower new moms to seek medical treatment in those crucial postpartum months. While it isn’t the full year we would have wanted this is a step to help alleviate Georgia’s higher than normal maternal mortality rate.
Feb. 24, 2020
House Bill 719: Modernization of HIV Laws - (Deborah Silcox, R-Sandy Springs) Updates the current crimes and offenses statutes related to HIV transmission. Specifically decriminalizes the unintentional transmission of HIV. [Passed the House Health & Human Services Committee]
Feb. 26, 2020
HB 1060: (Ginny Ehrhart, R- Marietta) - Makes providing gender reassignment therapy to minors a felony. This bill would also strip physicians, nurses and other health care professionals of their licenses if they participate in reassignment surgeries and/or classify parents who sign off on the treatments as child abusers.