In Georgia, new details have emerged about how Republican Senate candidate Herschel Walker paid for a girlfriend’s abortion in 2009. The anti-choice Republican has denied the reports, despite the existence of copious evidence, and over the weekend The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported text messages have emerged showing Walker’s wife reached out to the ex-girlfriend. Walker has publicly called for a total ban on abortions — without exceptions for rape, incest or the health of the mother.
This comes as Democrats hope to harness voter anger over the Supreme Court’s June ruling allowing states to ban abortion. In Wisconsin, Democrat Mandela Barnes is hoping to unseat Republican incumbent Ron Johnson to become the state’s first-ever African American U.S. senator.
Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes: “If I were in the U.S. Senate, I would absolutely vote to codify Roe v. Wade to protect the right to an abortion and the right to choose into law, once and for all, to protect women’s rights.”