Vernon Jones is running against incumbent Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp for the 2022 GOP gubernatorial nomination in the Peach State, but based on remarks he made earlier this year, it’s clear that Jones has no idea what he’s talking about when it comes to the issue of women’s rights and abortion.
The American Independent reports that Jones gave a interview to John Fredricks in which he stated that an abortion ban passed by the Georgia General Assembly and signed into law by Kemp which bans abortions in the state after six weeks doesn’t go far enough:
“Either you’re pregnant […] or you’re not,” Jones said. “Pregnancy starts with inception. Why didn’t he have that in the bill? It doesn’t start at six weeks.”
Jones added that the abortion ban “didn’t go far enough.”
“It should have been it starts at inception.”
Inception? Clearly, Jones was trying to say he would ban abortion at conception, but isn’t bright enough to come up with the right word.
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The ban signed by Kemp as not fared well in court. It was struck down in 2020 because it violated established law found in the Supreme Court’s landmark 1973 decision Roe v. Wade. Georgia has appealed the ruling.
Jones is also trying to position himself as the candidate of Trump, especially since the former president has been critical of Gov. Kemp for not being willing to interfere in the 2020 election and help steal the state for him. In April, Trump said the state’s new restrictive voting law didn’t go far enough:
“Georgia’s election reform law is far too weak and soft to ensure real ballot integrity.
“Election Day is supposed to be Election Day, not Election Week or Election Month. Far too many days are given to vote.”
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