Rep. Woodall on Ga. Heartbeat Law: ‘If Worst Thing’ Is ‘We’re Fighting Too Hard for Life, That's a Good Problem to Have’

By Craig Millward | June 10, 2019 | 11:41am EDT
Rep. Rob Woodall (Screenshot)

Speaking on Fox News’ “America’s News Headquarters” on Sunday, Rep. Rob Woodall (R-Ga.) said he was not worried about the potential political ramifications of the Living Infants Fairness and Equality Act, saying, “If the worst thing that goes on in Georgia is that we’re fighting too hard for life, that's a good problem to have.”

Host Molly Line asked Woodall if he feared the law would hurt Republicans in the 2020 elections:

“Shifting things back to Georgia, something that's got a lot of attention, the Heartbeat Bill there in Georgia. This has seemed to really activate Democrats there in the state and also across the nation. With 2020 looming, are you concerned about the political ramifications?”

“I’m not,” Woodall responded. “If the worst thing that goes on in Georgia is that we’re fighting too hard for life, that's a good problem to have.”

Rep. Woodall added that he doesn’t fear the far-left’s new totalitarian tactics:

“The fact of the matter is, we're the best place in the country to start a new business. We’re the best place in the country to raise a family and get an education. We’ve got everything going for us in that part of the world. And, this new far left tactic – of, if we don't like your positions on issues, we try to assassinate your character, destroy your job, eliminate your livelihood - those are the tactics left to a totalitarian regime, not American politics. Georgia is going to be just fine.”

Last month, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) signed the Living Infants Fairness and Equality Act into law, which bans abortions as soon as a heartbeat is detected. The Bill includes exceptions for rape and incest “in which an official police report has been filed,” or if the “pregnancy is diagnosed as medically futile.”

As has previously reported Over 100 actors, actresses, entertainers and prominent filmmakers pledged to boycott Georgia if the LIFE Act became law. Several production companies such as Netflix, Walt Disney Co., NBCUniversal, WarnerMedia, Sony Pictures, CBS and Showtime have also said they would reconsider their investments in states where similar laws have been passed.


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