Pro-life group says GOP candidate’s views on in-vitro skewed because she is a ‘barren’ woman
From today’s Wall Street Journal article on the Georgia Republican gubernatorial primary:
Throughout the Republican primary and runoff campaigns, Ms. Handel has had to fend off charges from other candidates that she wasn’t sufficiently conservative. On abortion, for instance, Ms. Handel has been condemned because she opposes abortion generally but has made an appeal to some women voters by highlighting her support of exceptions for rape, incest and the life of the mother. She also opposes limiting the number of embryos that can be produced by doctors for in-vitro fertilization procedures. Mr. Deal would allow abortion only to save the life of a mother.
Leaders of the influential organization Georgia Right to Life, which has endorsed Mr. Deal, say that Ms. Handel shouldn’t call herself “pro-life” and that her views on in-vitro fertilization are skewed because she is a “barren” woman—a reference to the candidate’s public discussions of being unable to bear a child. In response, Ms. Handel called for the leadership of Georgia Right to Life to resign. Mr. Deal said he is open to some limits on the number of embryos produced for an in-vitro procedure, if they were made in consultation with doctors.