Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, enraged by the U.S. Supreme Court’s unintended early signal that it will allow states to outlaw abortions, announced a pivot in her fundraising efforts.
In a May 4 tweet, Abrams urged her campaign supporters to “consider donating to these five orgs working for reproductive freedom in Georgia.”
Her list of organizations “doing critical reproductive rights and reproductive choice work in Georgia” are Feminist Women's Health Center, SisterSong, Planned Parenthood Southeast, Access Reproductive Care (ARC) Southeast, and NARAL Pro-Choice Georgia. Abrams said 100 percent of the contributions would go to the organizations.
Politico reported on May 2 that a leaked draft of a high court opinion shows that the justices have voted to overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, in which the court ruled that the Constitution protects the right to have an abortion.
“As a woman, I am enraged by the continued assault on our right to control our bodies + our futures,” Abrams tweeted on May 3. “ As an American, I am appalled by the SCOTUS breach & its implications. As the next Governor of Georgia, I will defend the right to an abortion and fight for reproductive justice.”
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Abrams previously used the money she raised for other causes to fund abortion rights groups, The Washington Post reported. Fair Fight Action, a voting rights organization she founded in 2018, made several $10,000 donations to reproductive rights groups. That was in response to Georgia Republican lawmakers banning most abortions after six weeks.