Abortion Surfaces as runoff issue for Ga. Lawmaker

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

ATLANTA, GA - June 3, 2012

The sponsor of a new law tightening abortion restrictions in Georgia is getting a primary challenge from a woman who says the measure is too intrusive.

Regina Quick is running against Republican state Rep. Doug McKillip of Athens in the July 31 primary.

McKillip was the sponsor of a new law banning abortions after five months of pregnancy, except when doctors diagnose a fatal defect in a fetus. Women have previously been able to get abortions for any reason until the sixth month.

McKillip has argued that abortion should be largely illegal at the five-month mark, when he says fetuses can feel pain.

Quick told the Athens Banner-Herald that she opposes abortion but believes women and doctors should decide when to end a pregnancy between the fifth and sixth months, a period she calls a legal and medical gray area.


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  • by Georgia Boy Location: Cairo on Jun 12, 2012 at 03:59 AM
    First, let me assure all women I have no problem with you maintaining the right to control your own body. However, you have not only the right, but the responsibility to control it BEFORE you get into a situation of even considering an abortion. And let me further state, that every woman's body is comprised of the same blood type and DNA throughout. However, by the miracle of conception, the blood type of a fetus is often a different blood type that that of the mother, and the DNA is NEVER the same as that of the mother, so it is NOT her body.
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