Reproductive freedom gained an unexpected new champion on Tuesday in Georgia Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene.
Greene asserted motherhood is a choice women can make and reproductive rights advocates couldn't agree more.
Greene shared her pro-choice stance on Twitter on May 17, in the form of a caption and video.
The Georgia GOP Congresswoman wrote:
"The greatest choice a woman can make is becoming a mother."
Few people were more surprised by Greene's advocacy for reproductive choice than Greene herself who previously claimed to be an advocate for forced birth.
Regardless, proponents for the right of reproductive choices concurred with Greene's new stance.
Reproductive rights have been in the news since a draft of the United States Supreme Court majority opinion on Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization leaked.
The majority opinion—authored by Justice Samuel Alito and authenticated by Chief Justice John Roberts—indicated the conservative Justices which include three appointed by former Republican President Donald Trump intend to overturn the 1973 landmark decision on Roe v. Wade and 1992's Casey v. Planned Parenthood which established reproductive freedom as a right under the United States Constitution.
Red states have leapt at the opportunity to pass full or near complete bans on abortion with many claiming restricting access to birth control is next.
Exceptions for rape or incest are not being included in the new laws because—as one Republican lawmaker stated—a pregnancy resulting from rape or sexual molestation of a minor is an "opportunity." A Republican governor stated people—including children—should be forced to give birth to their rapist or molester's baby because "they are babies too."
Thus far, none of the states moving to enact forced birth laws have moved to expand healthcare or childcare access, parental leave or aid for dependent children leading critics to state the laws and activists behind them are pro forced pregnancy and birth, not life.