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Gingrich and Georgia Right to Life Help Bring Personhood 'Mainstream'

Contact: Suzanne Ward, Georgia Right to Life, 770-891-8320

ATLANTA, Dec. 15, 2011 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Personhood agenda made a "giant leap" forward this week, nationwide and here in Georgia. Personhood USA has proposed a unique pledge which declares a commitment to advance the personhood rights of every human being, born and preborn.

Georgia's own, Newt Gingrich, was among the first to sign. Former Georgia Congressman and U.S. House Speaker Gingrich was named Time magazine's 'Man of the Year' in 1995. A co-author and architect of the "Contract with America", Gingrich is currently a front runner for the Republican nomination for President in 2012.

The Personhood pledge clearly endorses 14th Amendment protection for the unborn and maintains the sanctity of human life, both of which are positions listed in the Republican Party Platform. "Georgia Right to Life worked closely with Personhood USA to develop the pledge and I hope it will become the de facto prolife standard nationally as we progress into the 21st Century," said Daniel Becker, President of Georgia Right to Life. "Georgia Right to Life has led the nation by requiring this level of commitment from our politicians for over a decade. It is enheartening to see a national prolife organization return to being a standard bearer and not a king maker," said Becker.

Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, Texas Governor Rick Perry, and former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum have also signed the pledge. Signers align themselves with President Ronald Reagan\'s Personhood Proclamation from January 1988, which declared "the unalienable personhood of every American, from the moment of conception until natural death."

Georgia Right to Life rejoices with Personhood USA in helping to bring Personhood mainstream. "The prolife movement must mature to address all the challenges to life presented by our ever-expanding current culture of death," said Dan Becker, President of Georgia Right to Life. Politicians and the American public have begun to grasp the importance of the Personhood Amendment in regulating emerging technologies, such as cloning, destructive stem cell research and human-animal hybrids.

Georgia Right to Life promotes respect and effective legal protection for all human life. Georgia Right to Life has adopted Personhood as the most effective prolife strategy for the 21st century.