Anti-abortion group targets two Cobb legislators

Erick Allen and Mary Frances Williams (in pink shirt) at a Sierra Club ForumErick Allen (center) and Mary Frances Williams (in pink shirt) at a Sierra Club Forum (photo by Larry Felton Johnson)

In a press release, the Family Policy Alliance of Georgia, an anti-abortion group that had been advocating for the “Heartbeat Bill,” announced a target list of 12 legislators, 10 Democrats and 2 Republicans they have targeted for defeat.  The list includes two Cobb County legislators: Mary Frances Williams (D-37) and Erick Allen (D-40).

The two Cobb legislators were elected in 2018, when the Cobb delegation flipped from Republican to Democratic.

The press release was entitled “Family Policy Alliance of Georgia Releases Target List of Legislators who Voted Against Life.”

The following legislators are on the list:

Rep. Mary Williams (D-37)

Rep. Erick Allen (D-40)

Rep. Mary Robichaux (D-48)

Rep. Angelika Kausche (D-50)

Rep. Josh McLaurin (D-51)

Rep. Deborah Silcox (R-52)

Rep. Michael Wilensky (D-79)

Rep. Beth Moore (D-95)

Rep. Greg Kennard (D-102)

Rep. Butch Parish (R-158)

Rep. Jasmine Clark (D-108)

Rep. Bob Trammell (D-132)

“We strive for a Georgia where life is cherished, and the Heartbeat Bill (HB 481) takes a great step toward protecting the most vulnerable among us,” said Cole Muzio, President and Executive Director of Family Policy Alliance of Georgia. “These representatives in competitive districts took a position contrary to nearly 70% of Americans– that unborn children with beating hearts have value and are worth protecting. We plan to take this message to their districts, identify candidates who will stand on the side of life, and support their candidacies.”

He further stated in the press release, “Liberals have clamored that they are coming for the seats of those who stood for the right to life. The reality is that, in our State House, the majority of tight races will feature incumbents who opposed this life-saving legislation. We embrace this fact and believe that Georgians will stand for life in November of 2020. To those legislators who voted against the unborn, we look forward to supporting candidates who stand for life.”