When Dubose Porter let slip that he was pro-life this past weekend, many of us expected his wife – Carol who is seeking the Democratic nomination for Lt. Governor – to have a different stance. While some might have predicted Mrs. Porter to lean to the left, her response to the AJC was more nuanced than a simple “Pro-Life” or “Pro-Choice.”
In her response to the AJC, Porter sent a lengthy email:
The question politicians really need to be asked is not, “Are you pro-life or pro-choice,” but instead, “will you work to reduce abortions?” My answer is yes, but if you have to give me a label you will have to call me pro-Georgian.
She went on to quip:
In Georgia, the label “pro-life” has become among politicians a label used not to decrease abortions, but to increase votes. Take for instance this past session: the elected Republican leadership let a “pro-life” bill, SB 529, pass the Senate but only with a backroom agreement it would not make it to the floor of the House for a vote.
The AJC has the full response. If Porter continues to stay away from the far left, she may have a reasonable shot at dethroning Cagle.