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Democrat presidential candidate Cory Booker calls abortion ‘health care’

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WASHINGTON, D.C., May 9, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — Democrat U.S. Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey defended infanticide when he affirmed that Georgia’s recently passed heartbeat bill is an assault on women while also saying “abortion is healthcare.”

Republican Gov. Brian Kemp of Georgia signed the “heartbeat bill” into law Tuesday that bans abortion for babies after six weeks’ gestation, prompting Booker to proclaim his support for abortion.

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

The tweet included a short video that featured Booker speaking to fans at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas. He tells young Democrats in the video, “I believe very strongly in Roe v. Wade as the law of the land. 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 government, can ever overturn it.”

Moreover, Booker, who has received political contributions from Planned Parenthood, asserted that women control their own bodies. He told his listeners in Nevada, “I will fight to protect a woman’s right to make her own medical decisions. 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.”

Georgia is the fourth state to pass a heartbeat bill this year that prohibits abortion once an unborn baby heartbeat can be detected. The bills were based on model legislation drafted by Faith2Action. According to the group’s website, “While not the beginning of life, the heartbeat is the universally recognized indicator of life.”

When a woman asks for an abortion, according to the model legislation, physicians are required to use standard medical practice to determine whether the baby has a beating heart. If so, the physician is prohibited from committing an abortion, unless the mother’s life is at stake or “to prevent a serious risk of the substantial and irreversible impairment of a major bodily function.”

According to Faith2Action, in a reference to exceptions for rape or incest, “No other law allows for the killing of an innocent child for the crime of his or her father.”

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