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Georgia Right to Life Praises House, Calls on Senate to Pass Assisted Suicide Bill

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

NORCROSS, Ga. March 7, 2012 /Christian Newswire/ -- Georgia Right to Life (GRTL) President Dan Becker today praised the House of Representatives for voting to protect Georgians from those who prey on the critically ill. The bill passed by a vote of 124-45.

"Helping someone kill themselves because of a medical problem is morally wrong," GRTL President Dan Becker said. "A society that claims to value life cannot allow such a horrendous practice to continue," he added. The measure, HB 1114, sponsored by Rep. Ed Setzler (District 35), now goes to the Senate for consideration. "I urge the Senate to pass the same version as their colleagues in the House approved. The bill is well written; any amendments would weaken it," Becker said.

Georgia Right to Life promotes respect and effective legal protection for all human life from its 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.