Some Georgia state prosecutors say they will refuse to enforce draconian anti-abortion law.

By |2019-05-22T08:19:08-08:00May 23rd, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |4 Comments

Well, it appears there are at least some ethical people in Georgia. 

Courtesy of WaPo:

“We do this all the time, deciding that we have an ethical duty not to prosecute a case because it would be in violation of a constitutional protection afforded to citizens,” Gill, a Democrat, said in an interview with The Washington Post. “What’s new here is that this is an area, abortion, that we typically don’t find ourselves in, because the procedure has not been criminalized like this in recent history.”

Now that the question has been decisively transformed into one of criminal law — in his state and others that have banned abortion weeks before the viability threshold set forth in Roe — it’s up to prosecutors to “stand up for institutional integrity in these charged times,” Gill said.

“We cannot put people in jail for this,” he maintained.

A similar position has been announced by several district attorneys in Georgia, the site of one of the most searing abortion debates. Over the weekend, the Republican governor, Brian Kemp, scorned calls to boycott the state by “C-list celebrities,” according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The defiance of district attorneys suggests that the resistance to rolling back abortion rights goes beyond mass demonstrations and the cultural clout of Hollywood stars. As elected officials in the states in question, these prosecutors don’t serve at the will of the governor and can’t be summarily dismissed for refusing to enforce state law.

I have a feeling that this law is not going to last long.

Which should be good news for the people of Georgia since more and more production companies are refusing to shoot their movies and television shows in the state so long as this law stands. 

See? it just does not pay to strip women of their rights, no matter what excuse you might use. 

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4 Comments

  1. Did Bristol Rip Off Her Bra At The Brawl? Does Bristol Even Wear A Bra? May 23, 2019 at 7:58 am

    The Bible is meant to point past itself, not to itself.

  2. Anonymous May 23, 2019 at 10:16 am
    • anonymous May 23, 2019 at 2:22 pm

      “Republicans have decided to go with how horrible it would be to commit a “second violent act” via abortion…

      to justify their very violent act of forcible pregnancy:

      “Committing a second violent act with abortion to a woman who has already been victimized by an act of rape or incest could physically or psychologically wound her further. Every single child should be afforded the opportunity to live, regardless of how they were conceived.””
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      https://news.vice.com/en_us/article/8xzm5g/here-are-the-gops-secret-talking-points-defending-alabamas-abortion-law

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