Sen. Cory Booker Says Aborting a Baby With a Heartbeat is ‘Health Care’

By Staff | May 8, 2019 | 3:38 PM EDT

Sen. Cory Booker and Rep. Ilhan Omar (Getty Images/Alex Wong)

( - Sen. Cory Booker (D.-N.J.) sent out a Tweet today objecting to a law signed by the governor of Georgia yesterday that would prohibit aborting a baby who has a detectable heartbeat.

“Georgia’s ‘fetal heartbeat’ law is an all-out-attack on women that will strip them of their rights before many even know they are pregnant. I will fight to protect Roe v. Wade—abortion is health care,” said Booker in his Tweet.

On Tuesday, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed a law that would prohibit aborting a baby with a detectable heartbeat. This made Georgia the fourth state to pass a law of this kind. The other states are Ohio, Mississippi and Kentucky.

Because Roe v. Wade, the current Supreme Court precedent on abortion, says women have a right to abortion in early pregnancy, the state laws banning abortion of a baby with a heartbeat will eventually need to be reviewed by the Supreme Court.

The Tweet that Booker sent out included a video in which he stated his opinion in favor or Roe v. Wade.

“And so, I believe very strongly in Roe v. Wade as the law of the land,” he said.

“I believe that we should actually codify it in law through the legislature so nobody, no matter who you appoint to the judiciary branch of the government can ever overturn it,” he said.

“And I will fight to protect a woman’s right to make her own medical decisions,” he said. “I will fight to make sure that a woman’s body is under the purview of that woman and not a bunch of politicians in Washington or in a state capitol.”

(You can view the video on Booker's Twitter feed by clicking here.)

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