Abrams Slams Kemp on Healthcare, Education, and Abortion
Stacey Abrams took advantage of a visit to Athens to lash out at Governor Brian Kemp for what she characterized as failures of leadership.
Speaking at a Saturday rally of the United Campus Workers of Georgia, the Democratic nominee for governor sought to tie Kemp more closely to a trio of hot-button issues: the closure of one of Atlanta’s two Level 1 Trauma Centers, rising higher education costs, and the enactment of Georgia’s Heartbeat Law in the wake of the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade.
Abrams opened with blaming Kemp for the closure of Wellstar Atlanta Medical Center.
Last week, Kemp announced an emergency cash infusion to another level 1 trauma center in Atlanta, Grady Memorial Hospital to help accommodate the expected influx of trauma patients.
Abrams also said that if elected, she would implement a plan to reduce higher education costs.
She also criticized Kemp’s stance on abortion rights, claiming that the state’s strict Heartbeat Law has reduced women to a second-class status.
As of Sept. 14, Quinnipiac University found that Abrams is nearly tied with Kemp with 48-50%.