Coming to a Ballot Near You: When Does Life Begin? [Excerpts]
On July 20th of this year, the voters in over forty-five Georgia counties, representing all thirteen Congressional Districts, will have an opportunity to answer the pressing question of when life begins. Appearing on the July 20th Primary ballot is the following poll, "Do you support an amendment to the Georgia state constitution so as to provide that the paramount right to life is vested in each human being from the earliest biological beginning until natural death?"
Using a little known election law, Georgia Right to Life (GRTL), asked their local chapters to approach both Democrat and Republican Party County Chairman, with the request that they place a "Party question" on their respective ballots. Forty-five Republican Chairmen and one Democratic Chairman (Butts County) responded by requesting their local Election Board to certify the question for the July Primary.
"We have some confusion among some of our elected 'pro-life' officials when it comes time to actually fight for -- and support -- meaningful pro-life legislation in the Georgia House" says Mike Griffin, Legislative Director for GRTL, "this will remove all doubt as to where their 'moral compass' should point . . . their own constituents will have the opportunity to weigh in on the greatest human rights issue of our day. This has huge political ramifications."
"Our polling shows that Georgia is one of the most pro-life states in the nation" says Daniel Becker, President of Georgia Right to Life. A poll from Strategic Vision shows that fifty-seven percent of voters favor the overthrow of Roe vs. Wade. This is roughly 20 points above the next nearest state polled.
"This fact does not seem to be lost on our elected officials, particularly, as they consider running for a statewide office", says Becker.