Contact: Genevieve Wilson, Georgia Right to Life (GRTL)
NORCROSS, Ga., Jan. 19, 2016 /Christian Newswire
/ -- Thousands of pro-life supporters are expected to take part this Friday in the annual Georgia March for Life in downtown Atlanta.
The event, sponsored by Georgia Right to Life (GRTL)
, will begin at 11 a.m. at Liberty Plaza—across from the State Capitol—with prayer and a worship service.
Lilburn City Mayor and GRTL Government Affairs Administrator Johnny Crist will serve as guest emcee. The keynote address will be given by Chairman of the Georgia Baptist Mission Board Executive Committee and Pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church, Mike Stone.
The event will also feature Bound4Life, a ministry whose members silently stand in prayer before court houses and abortion clinics nationwide wearing "LIFE" tape across their mouths.
A one-mile silent march through the streets of Atlanta will follow.
Governor Nathan Deal has issued a proclamation declaring January 22nd "Respect for Human Life Day."
"The assault on the sanctity of human life has reached new heights," explained GRTL Executive Director Zemula Fleck. "From the Planned Parenthood undercover videos to the case of Kenilissa Jones in Albany, Georgia last year, it's more evident now than ever that we need to advance personhood."
Fleck stressed that respect for innocent human life goes far beyond efforts to end abortion.
"We are deeply concerned about life-threatening issues such as euthanasia, doctor-assisted suicide and numerous emerging technologies that distort and destroy human life," Fleck added.Georgia Right to Life promotes respect and effective legal protection for all innocent human life from earliest biological beginning through natural death. GRTL is one of a number of organizations that have adopted Personhood as the most effective pro-life strategy for the 21st century.