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Rep. Loudermilk Joins Fox to Discuss the Court Decision on Asylum Seekers at the Border and Georgia’s Heartbeat Bill

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Washington, May 8, 2019 | comments
Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-GA) appeared on “Fox & Friends First” to discuss the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit decision on asylum-seekers at our southern border, and Georgia’s heartbeat bill, which was signed into law Tuesday by Governor Brian Kemp.
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Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-GA) appeared on “Fox & Friends First” to discuss the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit decision on asylum-seekers at our southern border, and Georgia’s heartbeat bill, which was signed into law Tuesday by Governor Brian Kemp.


How significant is the ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, which ruled the government can send asylum-seekers back to Mexico to wait for a court to adjudicate their petitions?

“I think its huge. I think it’s not just a win for the president; it’s a win for the American people – especially coming from the ninth circuit. It also shows how public sentiment has changed over time, especially over the last several months, where people are realizing there is a real crisis at our border on several fronts: a humanitarian crisis, a national security crisis, and even a crisis in the judiciary system.”

Do you think the ninth circuit ruling will hold?

“I think so, but you can never tell what is going on in our courts these days especially when our colleagues on the Democrat side always seem to go to the courts and challenge anything they disagree with politically… It does not take away from the fact Congress needs to act; Congress needs to fix the loopholes that exists in the law; we need to ensure the security of the border, so it’s unfortunate the president has had to take these routes of executive action simply because Congress will not respond.”

What can you tell us about the heartbeat bill Georgia Governor Brian Kemp just signed into law? It’s being said that it’s one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the nation.

“This is an incredible piece of legislation for the future of many unborn babies. It’s a very good bill and strikes a good balance between the protecting of a women’s liberties, and more importantly, providing a path for unborn children… to actually experience life… The bill’s author, Rep. Ed Setzler, is a good friend of mine; he and I worked together in the state legislature on several pro-life bills, and he has a lot of experience in this area.”

Georgia joins six other states that have passed similar measures. The law does provide exceptions in the case of rape, incest, or if the life of the mother is in danger.

“The critical part of this is, the heartbeat has been used in science for many, many years as a detection for life… These babies that have a heartbeat…and the government’s number one responsibility is to protect the rights that we have been given, and the right of life is the most paramount. And this is simply extending, to these children, the same rights that are protected by law that every other [person] has.”
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