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Abortion takes center stage in governor's race | Election 2018 Week in Review

Georgia has several nationally watched races this fall, including an open seat for governor.

Georgia voters head to the polls this year to choose a new governor, lieutenant governor and secretary of state, as the Peach State has some of the nation's most closely watched state, federal and local elections. Here's a look at the week of March 19-23:

The issue of abortion took center stage after Secretary of State Brian Kemp announced his support of Mississippi’s newly signed law that bans abortions after 15 weeks.

“Brian Kemp has shown us his cards: as governor, he would make Georgia women second-class citizens,” said a statement from EMILY’s List.

“Clearly, Brian Kemp is the only candidate for governor that Democrats actually fear,” Kemp’s campaign said. “They aren't bashing the ‘frontrunner’ or ‘true conservative,’ the ‘outsider’ or the ‘bomb thrower.’ They are coming after Kemp - daily - with unbridled rage.”

Democrat Stacey Abrams, who is being supported by EMILY’s List, said, “I was proud to fight anti-choice legislation while serving as House Democratic Leader. Access to the full range of reproductive health care services is essential to women's freedom and economic security. As governor, I will stop any efforts to interfere with a woman’s right to make her own personal health care decisions."

Abrams herself also took part in Saturday's March for our Lives event in Dahlonega.

While millions of people nationwide prepared to march in protest of gun violence in schools, state Sen. Michael Williams probably wasn't one of them. Williams continues to tout his "A" rating from the NRA, while Abrams continues to stress she is the only candidate in the race who has never received a vote of support from the NRA.


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