Activists on both sides immediately announced plans to work to either vote out or protect lawmakers who supported the legislation.
“Georgia is a state that values life, and we are going to highlight that over the next 10 months,” Edmonds said.
The national abortion rights group NARAL Pro-Choice America announced last year that it was launching a digital advertising “educational campaign” that targets state legislators who voted in support of HB 481.
They are planning to spend $34.7 million across eight states, including Georgia.
NARAL Pro-Choice Georgia Director Laura Simmons said she wasn’t concerned about campaigns launched by anti-abortion groups.
“No dollar amount will change the fact that these anti-choice organizations are working against public opinion, especially in swing districts in the state,” she said.
Anti-abortion group Family Policy Alliance of Georgia also has pledged to support Republican candidates who will challenge Democratic incumbents who voted against HB 481.