NARAL endorses slate of pro-choice candidates, nine from Cobb

absentee ballot drop boxBallot drop at the South Cobb Government Center (photo by Larry Felton Johnson)

NARAL Pro-choice Georgia announced its slate of candidates in a press release, including eight candidates in Georgia House and Senate races whose districts are at least partly in Cobb County. Another candidate had been previously endorsed before the June 9 primary, bringing the number of Cobb candidates to nine.

Endorsed state Senate Candidates whose districts include at least parts of Cobb:

  • Jen Jordan (SD-06)
  • Christine Triebsch (SD-32)

Endorsed state House Candidates whose districts include at least parts of Cobb:

  • Kyle Rinaudo (HD-35)
  • Mary Frances Williams (HD-37)
  • Erick Allen (HD-40)
  • Luisa Wakeman (HD-43)
  • Concetta Marie Di Cicco (HD-44)
  • Sara Tindall Ghazal (HD-45)

Teri Anulewicz (HD-42) had been previously endorsed by NARAL Pro-Choice Georgia prior to the June 9 primary.

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“For too long the Georgia General Assembly has been controlled by anti-choice, anti-freedom politicians advancing an out-of-touch agenda. Their efforts to roll back reproductive freedom fly in the face of the majority of Georgians, who believe everyone should be able to make their own decisions about pregnancy,” said NARAL Pro-Choice Georgia Director Laura Simmons. “Luckily, Georgia voters have a long memory, and come November we will hold accountable the legislators who turned their backs on women and families by supporting HB 481. NARAL and our 46,000 members in Georgia are proud to support these 32 candidates, whose leadership will be critical for fighting back against an extreme Radical Right agenda that seeks to deny Georgians the ability to control our own lives, destinies, and futures.” 

Background

The abortion issue has become a particularly important part of this election cycle since the Republican-led state legislature passed one of the most restrictive anti-abortion laws in the U.S.

Judge Steve Jones, of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia declared Georgia’s controversial law outlawing abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected unconstitutional.

The law was one of a number of state laws, known by supporters as “Heartbeat Bills,” which have been passed by Republican-led legislatures and supported by anti-abortion groups.

Cobb County legislator Ed Setzler (HD-35) was the main sponsor of the bill which led to the law.

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