Kari Lake’s anti-abortion reported tweet “creeped out” some Arizona voters

“Roe v Wade and the culture of abortion is over. A new chapter of Life has begun. A chapter where we help women become the Mothers they are meant to be. Thank you God.” —Kari Lake


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Nicole White, Reporter

Trump endorsed gubernatorial candidate, Kari Lake’s tweet of the “culture of abortion” being over and a new chapter will help “women become the Mothers they are meant to be,” has some Arizona voters angry enough to believe that Lake and other GOP candidates running for the state’s top offices are “creepy.”

“Kari Lake is all but telling women “who” they must be— and, this, according to God?—are you kidding me?” said 46-year old Phoenix business woman, Candace Montague. “This is just creepy stuff.”

But other Republican candidates have made statements that are seen as equally “creepy.”

Blake Masters the GOP candidate for senate has called “these people” as “a religious sacrifice” referring to pro-abortion rights, “demonic”.

U.S. law is supposed to be protected against the establishment of any religion in the U.S. (state or federal) according to the First Amendment and the kinds of statements by candidates who hope to secure some of the highest offices in Arizona are making many Arizona voters particularly anxious about what constitutes sound law.

Northeast Valley News heard the word “creepy” several times from Arizonans that were asked for a response to on the record statements by candidates running for the state’s top offices.

Katie Hobbs, the Democratic candidate for Governor, in stark contrast to the GOP candidate’s reported statements, has made her position on protecting abortion clear after a key question was asked by The Arizona Republic regarding her stance on abortion law in Arizona.

“As governor, I will fight to repeal the draconian abortion bans Arizona has in place and fight for access to safe and legal abortion, reproductive health care and planning services, sex education and family support.”

A growing number of clergy are opposed to Roe v Wade being overturned: 

Decisions about our bodies and their care should be between the individual, our doctors, and our God.”

Even though many religious leaders across the country have lauded the overturn of Roe v Wade, a growing number of religious leaders and organizations do not support the Supreme Court decision and especially in light of the dangers to women’s health in growing incidences across the nation.

Many leaders including representatives from the Southern Christian Coalition are concerned over the now increasing challenges to women across the country since the Roe decision. Some leaders are also worried about how this ruling will affect faith—in a negative way.

I am grieved by today’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade” said Rev Laura Becker, Pastor of Northminster Presbyterian Church in Chattanooga.

“Decisions about our bodies and their care should be between the individual, our doctors, and our God. The worrisome truth is that now that abortions will no longer be legal in the majority of states in the U.S., including Tennessee, it will only eliminate the option for safe abortions, and it will impact already-marginalized communities the most. It is a moral failure on the part of our government to eliminate access to abortion care when our country offers so little support for young families in terms of affordable health care, parental leave, or subsidized child care.”

Rev. Dr. Lammers, Associate Pastor of First Congressional Church in Memphis, sees the recent ruling as “devoid of the very values of care, empathy, freedom and privacy and negates the complexities of human lives, which Christ always met with compassion in the Gospels.”