Perdue Slams Kemp and Calls for Special Legislative Session to Ban Abortion in Georgia

Former U.S. Senator David Perdue slammed opponent Governor Brian Kemp’s lack of current action on abortion in Georgia in the wake of the leaked U.S. Supreme Court draft decision overturning Roe v. Wade.

“I was extremely disappointed by the governor’s bureaucratic response to the news that the Supreme Court may soon overturn Roe v. Wade,” said Perdue on Thursday. “Georgia voters deserve to know where their governor stands on this issue. I’m calling on Brian Kemp to join me in calling for an immediate special session of the legislature to ban abortion in Georgia after Roe v. Wade is overturned. You are either going to fight for the sanctity of life or you’re not.”

On Wednesday at the Habersham Airport, Perdue said, “First of all, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court confirmed yesterday [Tuesday] that the rumor was true and there will be a ruling coming down, so after 50 years almost, 49 years, we finally get Roe v. Wade reversed, which is what the people have been demanding for decades.”

“I’m delighted with that and if I’m governor when that law comes down and that ruling becomes effective, I would ask our General Assembly to come together again immediately and ask them to ban abortion in Georgia,” Perdue added.

As of this writing, Kemp has ignored calls by Perdue and others to hold a special session of the Georgia General Assembly for the purpose of banning abortion in the state.

The Georgia Star News previously reported that Perdue said Tuesday that if he were governor right now, he’d call the Georgia General Assembly back into session to draft legislation banning abortion in the state.

“Bonnie and I believe that every child is a gift from God. Any ruling from the Supreme Court that would save innocent lives would be a historic milestone,” he said. “If I were governor when this ruling was issued, I would immediately call the legislature back into a special session to ban abortion in Georgia.”

Perdue and Kemp are running against each other in the May 24 Republican primary for governor.

Former President Donald Trump, who appointed three of the sitting U.S. Supreme Court justices, endorsed Perdue in the race.

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Aaron Gulbransen is a reporter at The Georgia Star News and The Star News Network. Email tips to [email protected]. Follow Aaron on GETTRTwitter, and Parler.
Photo “David Perdue” by David Perdue. Background Photo “Georgia Capitol” by Ken Lund. CC BY-SA 2.0.



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