By: Virginia Allen
Abortion access could help to alleviate concerns over high inflation rates, according to Stacey Abrams, the Democrat nominee for governor in Georgia.
“Abortion is an economic issue,” Abrams told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Wednesday.
Abrams was asked what she would do as governor about “the cost of gas, food, bread, milk … to alleviate the concerns of Georgia voters about those livability, daily, hourly issues that they’re confronted with?”
“But let’s be clear,” Abrams responded, “having children is why you’re worried about your price for gas, it’s why you’re concerned about how much food costs. For women, this is not a reductive issue.”
Stacey Abrams just said abortion is a part of the answer to concerns over high inflation. pic.twitter.com/OzqclQFrHP
— Virginia Allen (@Virginia_Allen5) October 19, 2022
The September consumer price index rose by more than 8% over the prior 12 months, according to the U.S. Labor Department. The cost of food rose by 11.2% and energy costs rose by 19.8% over the same period.
Abrams is running against Georgia Republican incumbent Gov. Brian Kemp. Abrams lost to Kemp in the 2018 gubernatorial election.
Cody Hall, Kemp’s communication’s director, wrote on Twitter that the governor’s plan to fight inflation includes “suspend gas tax, another $1B tax refund, property tax rebate, and more,” adding that Abrams’ plan is “abortion without limits.”
.@BrianKempGA’s plan to fight inflation: suspend gas tax, another $1B tax refund, property tax rebate, and more.@staceyabrams’ plan to fight inflation: abortion without limits. #gapol https://t.co/FM5WUJupdU
— Cody Hall (@CodyHallGA) October 19, 2022
Abrams’ campaign office did not respond to The Daily Signal’s request for comment.
Virginia Allen is a senior news producer and podcast host for The Daily Signal. She is the co-host of The Daily Signal Podcast and Problematic Women.