1. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand speaking inside Georgia state capitol, people holding signs
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, (D) New York, presidential candidate:
"This is a battle being waged on all fronts. And that's where we have to fight this fight in the courts, in the States, in Congress and in the White House. We will fight back."
3. Various of people holding signs
4. People holding signs
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, (D) New York, presidential candidate:
"Already this year Mississippi, Ohio, Kentucky have all passed six week abortion bans with similar bills introduced in 10 other states. These are just some of the over 250 bills across the majority of state legislatures to restrict abortion access just this year. We need to call this what it is a nationwide assault on women's constitutional rights."
Atlanta - 7 May 2019
6. Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signing abortion bill
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Montgomery, Alabama - 14 May 2019
7. Alabama state senate
Atlanta - 7 May 2019
8. Protesters outside of Georgia state capitol
Atlanta – 16 May 2019
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, (D) New York, presidential candidate:
"If this is the fight that President Trump wants, if this is a fight that he wants with the American people, if this is a fight he wants with America's women, it is a fight he will have and it is a fight he will lose."
Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand (KEER'-sten JIHL'-uh-brand) says that as president she'd seek to write into law the Supreme Court's landmark ruling that legalized abortion.
The New York senator is criticizing abortion bans that were passed recently passed in states where Republicans control the legislatures.
During a stop at Georgia's Capitol, she said bans signed into law in Mississippi, Kentucky, Ohio, Georgia and Alabama are "a nationwide assault on women's constitutional rights."
Georgia's law would effectively outlaw abortions at about six weeks of pregnancy — before many women know they are pregnant. It's set to take effect Jan. 1, but opponents have pledged to sue to block it.
The Supreme Court's decision in the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision established a constitutional right to abortion.
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