Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams claimed her opinion on abortion comes from her "faith tradition." “While your faith tradition may tell you that you do not want to make that choice, it is not my right as a Christian to impose that value system on someone else,” Abrams said in a Sunday interview, “because the value that should overhang everything is the right to make our own decisions, the free will that the God I believe in gave us.” [tweet_embed] August 05, 2022[/tweet_embed] Both of Abrams's folks are retired United Methodist pastors, and, according to its website, United Methodist's "belief in the sanctity of unborn human life makes us reluctant to approve abortion. But we are equally bound to respect the sacredness of the mother's and unborn child's life and well-being." Georgia passed a six-week abortion ban following the Supreme Court's decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, which includes exceptions in cases of rape, incest, or when the mother's life is at risk. Subsequently, Georgians can also now claim embryos on their state taxes. [tweet_embed] August 05, 2022[/tweet_embed] Still, 42% of voters in the state claimed to be more likely to vote for a candidate who supported protecting abortion rights. About 25% said the case made no distinction, leaving the remaining 26% more ready to vote for candidates against abortion. Georgia reached 68.9 pregnancy-associated deaths per 100,000 live births from 2015 to 2017, the last year the data were recorded, as opposed to the national maternal death rate of 23.8 per 100,000, recorded in 2020. For all taxes filed from July 20 through Dec. 31, Georgia taxpayers can claim dependent personal exemptions on their individual income tax returns for $3,000 per "unborn child (or children) with a detectable human heartbeat (which may occur as early as six weeks’ gestation)," the Georgia Department of Revenue announced Monday. [tweet_embed] August 05, 2022[/tweet_embed] "In light of the June 24, 2022, U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization and the July 20, 2022, 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling in Sistersong v. Kemp, the Department will recognize any unborn child with a detectable human heartbeat," the department wrote. Last month, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the state's 2019 abortion law could go pass after the Supreme Court decree. Under Georgia's Living Infants and Fairness Equality Act, a "natural person" is defined as "any human being including an un-born child."