Press Release: Carolyn Bourdeaux Statement on Signing of HB-481 into Law

For Immediate Release

May 7, 2019

Carolyn Bourdeaux Statement on Signing of HB-481 into Law

“Heartbeat Bill” was sponsored by Sen. Renee Unterman, a likely GA-07 candidate

Suwanee, Georgia -- On Tuesday, Carolyn Bourdeaux, Democratic candidate for Georgia’s 7th Congressional District, released the following statement after Governor Brian Kemp signed Sen. Renee Unterman’s signature anti-choice legislation, the “Heartbeat Bill,” into law.

“With his signature today, Brian Kemp joined with Renee Unterman and Georgia Republicans in setting Georgia women back generations. In a state that already has the worst maternal mortality rate in the nation, this law criminalizes a woman’s freedom to make her own health care decisions. We need to protect women’s health and autonomy from the political gamesmanship demonstrated in this process. We will not let voters forget who championed this shameful, unconstitutional bill,” said Carolyn Bourdeaux.

State Senator Renee Unterman, a likely candidate for GA-07, has spent her career advancing anti-choice legislation. In order to personally usher this bill through the Georgia Senate, Unterman requested that the bill be placed in her committee for review. After moving the bill through her committee, Unterman was the only woman in the Senate to support the legislation.

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