ATLANTA — Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams released a video Saturday, where she appeared with four of the 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls in a video encouraging Americans to support organizations protecting the right to safe, legal abortion.
"Right now, across the south and across the country, a woman's right to control her own body and a doctor's ability to give the health care we deserve is under attack," Abrams said in the video.
Four of the 25 candidates -- Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren -- have been vocal in their criticism of the recently enacted "heartbeat law" in Georgia, which outlaws abortion once a fetal heartbeat can be detected.
That can be as early as six weeks after conception -- before many women know they are pregnant.
Alabama's new abortion legislation, said to be the nation's strictest law, was signed into law last week by Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey. It makes performing an abortion a felony and punishable by 10-to-99 years in prison for the provider.
"Women deserve the right to make decisions about their own bodies," Gillibrand said in the newly-released video.
Other restrictive abortion laws are under consideration in a number of other states, including Kentucky, Mississippi and Ohio.
"Please support organizations that protect the right to safe, legal abortions," Klobuchar said in the video.
The video is being sponsored by Abrams' Georgia-based Fair Fight political action organization.
The group says it has established a campaign which will divide funds raised between Georgia organizations advocating what it calls reproductive justice.
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