DCCC - Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee

08/04/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 08/04/2021 10:57

Republican Congressional Candidate in GA-06 Believes Abortion Should be Illegal in “Nearly Every Instance”

The crowded Republican primary in Georgia's 6th Congressional District is already shaping up to be a race to rock bottom.

Republican Jake Evans's campaign for Congress is only weeks old, and he's already proving his allegiance is to the most radical wing of his party - not everyday Georgians. In a questionnaire for Georgia Life Alliance, Jake Evans took one of the most extreme positions possible on reproductive health care and affirmed his support for criminalizing abortion in nearly every instance - even in cases of rape or incest.

Jake Evans's dangerous support for ending abortion access comes at a time when safe, legal abortion hangs in the balance. Last week, Republican members of Congress urged the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade, a move that would jeopardize reproductive rights for women across Georgia.

Jake Evans's call to make abortion illegal in 'nearly every instance' is 'far outside the mainstream' - and Georgia women deserve better than a politician who will shamefully attack their health care.

'Jake Evans didn't wait long to show his true colors, and they're ugly,' said DCCC spokesperson Monica Robinson. 'His support for extreme positions like banning abortion in nearly every instance shows he's more concerned with catering to the most radical members of his party than getting Georgians through this crisis. While Jake Evans and the other Republicans in this crowded primary race to rock bottom, Congresswoman Lucy McBath remains laser-focused on getting our country back on track.'

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