protests at Georgia Capitol

Kristy Card, right, protests with her daughter Sierra Worman in front of the Georgia State Capital in Atlanta on Friday, June 24, 2022, against the Supreme Court decision striking down Roe v. Wade.

Credit: AP Photo/Ben Gray


The panel:

Audrey Haynes, professor of political science, University of Georgia

Emma Hurt, @Emma_Hurt, Reporter, Axios Atlanta

Tamar Hallerman, @TamarHallerman, Senior reporter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Tammy Greer, professor of political science, Clark Atlanta University


The breakdown:

1. Georgia's abortion law will not go into effect until at least mid-July. 


2. Georgia officials must recognize health disparities for pregnant women. 

  • The AJC's Tamar Hallerman reports that the state’s maternal mortality rate has for years remained among the highest in the nation.
  • In 2019, a bipartisan panel investigated maternal health across the state, finding: 
    • 60% of maternal deaths were preventable in the state. 
    • Black mothers were three to four times more likely to die the year after childbirth.


3. Supreme Court rules on a case about prayer in school. 

Tamar Hallerman on what this decision means for faiths outside the Christian religion.

4. January 6th committee schedules a last-minute hearing. 


Wednesday on Political Rewind: 

The AJC's Greg Bluestein joins our panel.