How in the world did she just put these two things together? Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams just connected fighting the country’s inflation with expanding abortion access.
Let’s. That. Sink. In.
Abrams was interviewing with MSNBC when she said children were an economic burden that exacerbates the financial tensions of inflation.
“Let’s be clear. Having children is why you’re worried about your price for gas. It’s why you’re concerned about how much food costs,” Abrams said.
“For women, this is not a reductive issue — you can’t divorce being forced to carry an unwanted pregnancy from the economic realities of having a child. And so these are — it’s important for us to have both/and conversations. We don’t have the luxury of reducing it or separating it out,” she added.
Abrams set the tone of the interview at the beginning by saying that abortion was an “economic issue” because women who birth children they do not want to end up impoverished.
“Abortion is an economic issue,” Abrams said. “It’s been reduced to this idea of a culture war.”
“But for women in Georgia, this is very much a question of whether they’re going to end up in poverty in the next 5 years because women who are forced to carry unwanted pregnancies end up within poverty— they’re four times more likely to be impoverished in 5 years,” she added.
As you can imagine, people responded quickly on social media.
“Despicable. I can’t believe this needs to be said, but ending a human life is not the solution for inflation,” Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said.
“.@staceyabrams’ comments are simply outrageous and barbaric. The solution to the Democrats’ inflation crisis is to abort more babies? Absolutely disgusting,” Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) said.
“The Democrat cure for inflation is to kill more children. These people are cartoonishly evil. They aren’t even trying to hide it. Literal comic book villains at this point,” Matt Walsh noted.
“How immoral and ridiculous a statement,” Republican Chris Christie declared.
Fortunately, Abrams is trailing Gov. Brian Kemp by more than five points.