. >>> this is representative ron stephens. when representative stevesen daughter was five months pregnant doctors informed the family of horrible news. part of the baby's brain was developing outside the skull. the heart was inverted. if the pregnancy was carried to term the baby could take only one or two breaths. he said she would have watched it die. because that fatal defect was detected by her drawer, his daughter was given the option of having an abortion. the bill was introduced in the georgia house that would ban abortion at 20 weeks at the time just before his daughter was given her diagnosis. under the bill a doctor performing an abortion after the new 20-week cut off could face ten years in prison. that bill passed the georgia house largely along party lines. representative stephens although he's a pro-life republican did not vote for it. he did not vote for the 20-week abortion ban. he walked out during a roll call that woultd have taken awaz his own daughter's ability p and have the state government to force his d
support of that pro-life republican representative ron stephens the 20-week abortion ban did pass the georgia house and went to the senate in georgia where it got an amendment. it was amended to add an exemption and the exemption would allow abortions past the 20 week cutoff in the case of a medically futile pregnancy. like his daughter's case with a fatal defect was discovered. once that was added to the law in the senate, stephens decide he could vote for it. he is a pro-life republican and he voted for the final bill once it got that exemption added it to. because of his initial reservations, based on what happened to his daughter, representative stephens is now denounced as a republican in name only as a rhino. he's been promised he's goi to get a republican primary challenger from a group calling itself peach tea party. mr. stephens is one of 17 lawmakers targeted by the tea
calling it the tea party movement in georgia is primarying representative ron stephens for his insufficient ideal logical impurity on how thoroughly he would push to ban abortion. jay, thanks very much for being here. nice to see you. >> thank you for the invitation. >> this particular tea party group, this peach tea party group, is a coalition of a bunch of different conservative groups including georgia right to life. the phrase tea party become the name you can attach to any conservative organization these days? >> yes. i think that's exactly what happened ithis case. georgia right to life basic created the peach tea party and just took the tea party name and attached it to social causes. >> it's being really aggressive specifically on the issue of abortion.
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