We knew this day was coming, and we’re ready. Here’s our plan:
Elect statewide officeholders who can save abortion rights if they are elected or re-elected this year.
Of course, we’ll never stop fighting for federal action on abortion. But the battlefield has shifted back to where it was pre-Roe—the states. That’s why we’re drilling down on 1) gubernatorial candidates who can veto anti-choice legislation, and 2) attorneys general who can choose not to defend or enforce existing anti-choice laws.
Katie Hobbs, AZ Governor: Incumbent Republican Gov. Doug Ducey—who recently signed a 15-week abortion ban—is term-limited. Katie could face Trump-endorsed TV personality Kari Lake in the general election.
Kris Mayes, AZ Attorney General: Arizona also has a pre-Roe criminal abortion ban that Kris has already pledged not to enforce if she becomes the state’s chief law enforcement officer.
Stacey Abrams, GA Governor: In her first attack ad, released this month, Stacey takes incumbent Republican Gov. Brian Kemp to task for his support of a 2019 law that bans abortion at 6 weeks, and includes limited exceptions.
Jen Jordan, GA Attorney General: Jen, who shared her story of multiple miscarriages on the state senate floor in 2019, would have the power to limit enforcement of the 6-week ban.
Laura Kelly, KS Governor (i): Since taking office in 2019, Laura has blocked multiple anti-choice bills. Now, there’s a constitutional amendment on the 2022 ballot that explicitly denies Kansans’ right to choose, so they’ll rely even more on her office to protect choice.
Gretchen Whitmer, MI Governor (i): Gretchen is currently asking the Michigan Supreme Court to strike down the state’s 91-year-old criminal abortion law, a lawsuit that would immediately grind to a halt if she was replaced by a Republican.
Dana Nessel, MI Attorney General (i): Dana has already vowed not to enforce that 1931 statute or defend it in court, citing her own abortion story.
Rochelle Garza, TX Attorney General: In 2017, Rochelle sued the Trump administration on behalf of an undocumented teenager seeking an abortion. She’s vowed to defend abortion rights in every way possible as Texas’s attorney general.
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