ACLU of Georgia

Press Release: ACLU of Georgia Executive Director Says Cobb County Acting District Attorney’s Comments on Abortion Ban Opponents “Out of Step” with Today’s Georgians

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 28, 2019

Media contact: Ana Maria Rosato media@acluga.org

ATLANTA – On Monday, Cobb County Acting District Attorney John Melvin labeled as “Nazis, segregationists” local prosecutors who oppose prosecuting women and healthcare professionals under the new abortion ban that Governor Kemp recently signed into law. 

“The comments of Cobb County Acting District Attorney John Melvin regarding the opponents of the Georgia abortion ban demonstrates how out of step he is with the Georgia of today. Seventy percent (70%) of Georgians support Roe v. Wade and reject government interference with women’s private healthcare decisions,” stated Andrea Young, Executive Director of the ACLU of Georgia. “Name calling demeans his office and his grave responsibility as the county’s District Attorney. The ACLU of Georgia will make sure the voters of Cobb County know exactly where their District Attorney stands.”

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