Businesses should consider the “danger that Brian Kemp poses to women in Georgia.”

Democratic Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams said Sunday companies should consider the “danger that [Gov.] Brian Kemp poses for “Women’s Life and Welfare” in Georgia when doing business there.

The big picture: Georgia’s law banning abortions at as little as six weeks – when many people may not know they are pregnant – is likely to come into effect after Supreme Court Roe v. Wade lifted on Friday.

  • A lawsuit challenging the abortion law was stayed in the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals while the court awaited the Supreme Court’s decision.
  • Abrams noted that Kemp and his attorney general had asked the 11th district to lift the stay of the ban following the Supreme Court ruling.

Driving the news: “He’s already wrecked our health care system by refusing to expand Medicaid, and Georgia already has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the country,” Abrams said of Kemp on CNN’s State of the Union Sunday.

  • She added: “I would say to every single company and every single woman to do what is best for the women who work for them. They need to make sure they address the very real healthcare challenges that women will face in the future state of Georgia.”
  • Abrams said she hopes to reverse the law by passing new legislation in 2023.

Yes but: Abrams didn’t go so far as to say that companies should move out of Georgia because of the abortion ban.