Stacey Abrams says her faith guides her abortion-rights stance

Stacey Abrams believes politicians shouldn’t interfere with a woman’s decision on whether to get an abortion, and her own religious faith has reinforced her pro-abortion-rights views.

Video transcript

- What would you say to people who kind of have a hard time being pro-abortion but also Christian?

STACEY ABRAMS: Abortion is a medical decision. And while your faith tradition may tell you that you personally do not want to make that choice, it is not my right as a Christian to impose that value system on someone else because the value that should overhang everything is the right to make our own decisions, the free will that the God I believe in gave us. My responsibility as a legislator is to make certain that we allow doctors and nurses and medical professionals to make medical decisions and that politicians stay out of it.