Chris Carr, Advocate For Extreme Abortion Ban, Wins Georgia Attorney General Race

by | Nov 9, 2022 | Politics

Anti-choice Republican Chris Carr won the Georgia attorney general race after Democratic challenger state Sen. Jen Jordan conceded on Wednesday. The race was close, with abortion rights often taking center stage on the campaign trail. Carr, the incumbent, is an outspoken abortion opponent who has said he will stand firm in his “commitment to preserving the rights of the unborn.” AdvertisementJordan conceded in a Wednesday morning statement. “It has been my greatest honor to be Georgia’s Democratic nominee for Attorney General,” she said. “Although this chapter has come to an end, the fight for a safer, more equitable Georgia continues.”“My decision to run for Attorney General was never about me, but about serving and protecting the people of this state,” Jordan continued. “It was about every woman who has suffered the loss of a child. It was about my 13-year-old daughter, and every little girl across Georgia who deserves to have the same rights as I have had my entire life. It was about keeping our communities safe, and ensuring our young people have the opportunity to grow old instead of falling victim to senseless acts of gun violence.” In this Jan. 13, 2020 file photo, Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr speaks at the state capitol in Atlanta. via Associated PressAt the center of the race was the state’s extreme six-week abortion ban, House Bill 481. Carr initially defended H.B. 481 in 2019 when it first passed through the state legislature and Gov. Brian Kemp (R) signed it into law. The law was deemed unconstitutional under Roe v. Wade, but the six-week ban went into effect when those federal abortion protections fell this summer. Carr defended the extreme law in 2019 and worked diligently to enact it just a month after the Supreme Court’s decision to repeal Roe. AdvertisementCarr criticized Jordan several times before the election because the state senator said she would challenge the extreme abortion ban in court. “The attorney general cannot sue the state of Georgia – it defends the state of Georgia,” Carr said during an October debate.In addition to banning abortion around six weeks, Georgia’s law redefines a “natural person” as “any human being including an unborn child” – effectively defining any fetus or embryo past the six-week point as a person. The termination, or suspected termination, of a pregnancy after the six-week point could be considered murder under Georgia’s law. And although there is an exception for miscarriage in H.B. 481, abortion and miscarriage are medically indistinguishable. This means the law em …

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