Georgia Dem candidate Abrams appears to suggest abortion as solution to concerns over price inflation

Despite the economy and price inflation consistently polling as the top issues of concern for most voters, Democrats have been fixated on abortion rights as the top issue in the run-up to the midterm elections.

That was made clear Wednesday when Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams appeared to suggest that abortions were a solution for people concerned about price inflation and the economy, National Review reported.

Abrams’ remarks sparked an instant furious backlash and may well have terminated any remaining possibility for her to oust outspokenly pro-life incumbent Gov. Brian Kemp (R) from office.

Abort children to ease concerns about high prices

During an appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Abrams was asked, “While abortion is an issue, it nowhere near reaches the level of interest of voters in terms of the cost of gas, food, bread, milk … what could you do as governor to alleviate the concerns of Georgia voters about those livability, daily, hourly issues that they’re confronted with?”

“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 replied. “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 them out,” she continued. “But we also have to talk about what a governor can do — a governor can address housing prices, a governor can address the cost of education, a governor can put money in the pockets of everyday hardworking Georgians instead of giving tax cuts to the wealthy.”

“That’s what I talk about on the trail and that’s what is resonating,” Abrams added. “But let’s not pretend that women — half the population — especially of childbearing age, they understand that having a child is absolutely an economic issue. It’s only politicians that see it as just another cultural conversation. It is a real biological and economic imperative conversation that women need to have.”

Remarks did not go over particularly well

Breitbart reported that the pushback from Republicans and pro-life individuals and groups against what Abrams had said was immediate and intense. The outlet provided more than a dozen examples of the Democratic candidate being called out for the grotesque ghoulishness of her shocking suggestion.

Gov. Kemp responded to say, “While my opponent wants abortion without limits to fix Joe Biden’s 40-year high inflation, my plan is: Suspend the gas tax; Send another $1B back to taxpayers; Pass a property tax rebate for homeowners; Implement largest tax cut in state history.”

Stephen Miller, a senior adviser to former President Donald Trump, broke down to its blunt reality the apparent logic of Abrams — which is shared by others in the Democratic Party — and tweeted, “Democrats’ current midterm argument is: elect more Democrats so we can have more late-term abortions of healthy children to offset the cost of Democrat-caused inflation.”

For what it is worth, the Abrams campaign responded to the blowback with a statement shared with a local reporter, and said, “Stacey Abrams wants to make sure women are able to make their own health care decisions on an issue that is deeply personal and can have strong economic implications. Brian Kemp wants to ban abortion even in the case of rape and incest.”