Karen Handel calls for anti-abortion officials to resign

Pressing issues, aren’t they?

GOP gubernatorial candidate Karen Handel wants two officials with Georgia Right to Life, the anti-abortion group that opted not to endorse the former secretary of state, to resign over recent comments regarding Sarah Palin. (Handel supports a woman’s right to an abortion in the case of rape and incest. This doesn’t sit well with GRTL.)

In an interview last week with Politico, GRTL PAC Executive Director Melanie Crozier criticized the former Alaskan governor’s endorsement of Handel. Crozier told the Beltway publication staffed by raccoon-eyed drones: ““Palin has a son with Down’s Syndrome, and under Karen Handel’s laws, Handel would have felt like it was ok to go in and abort that child.”

It’s not the first time the group’s officials have criticized Handel. In June, GRTL President Dan Becker borrowed a pioneer’s vocabulary on the side of the road and referred to Handel, who says she’s unable to have children, as “barren.” Handel now wants them booted — and she’s calling on her opponent, Nathan Deal, to do the same.

“What this group’s leaders are doing is morally wrong,” Handel said in a statement. “Their comments and their attacks are offensive and cruel. More importantly, these two individuals are setting back the pro-life cause that I so firmly support. I ask Nathan Deal to join me in calling for Becker and Crozier to resign or be removed from the board of GRTL, so that this organization can be honorable once again.”

Ha! “Honorable once again.” Awesome delivery, putting the punch line at the end!

In other news, Georgia’s unemployment rate unexpectedly jolted in June.