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Gov. Mike Huckabee Endorses GA Senate Bill 529 and Asks Georgians to Call Their Georgia House Members

Contact: Mike Griffin, Georgia Right to Life, 706-436-2646

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga., April 15 /Christian Newswire/ -- Today Governor Mike Huckabee announced his support for SB 529 in a message that is going out to Georgia constituents asking for their support for SB 529. Governor Huckabee noted the importance of this bill, "SB 529 is a simple bill that prevents a woman from being forced to have an abortion against her will and prohibits the use of abortion as a means of race or gender discrimination. I'm asking you to support SB 529 and to ask your representative to support SB 529."

Two weeks ago the Georgia Senate passed SB 529 with overwhelming support. On Tuesday, April 13, 2010, SB 529 had a hearing in the House Judiciary Committee, but no vote was taken.

SB 529 was drafted by some of the leading pro-life attorney's in the nation and was reviewed positively by the American Center for Law and Justice, Liberty Counsel, the Thomas Moore Law Center, Americans United for Life, and Focus on the Family.

SB 529 has also received support from the Georgia Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Color People (NAACP), the Georgia Chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), Dr. Alveda King, of King for America, and other prominent Georgia ministry leaders in the African American community.

"We are grateful for the support of Governor Huckabee and other national and state leaders both in the faith community and in the African American community who see why we have to do more to protect women from being forced to have abortions against their will," stated Dan Becker, President of Georgia Right to Life.

Becker also noted, "We need the help of every Georgian to get this bill passed. We have to let our representatives know that in Georgia we believe that discrimination is wrong in the womb and in the workplace."

Georgia Right to Life (www.grtl.org) promotes respect and effective legal protection for all human life from its earliest biological beginning through natural death. GRTL is one of the numbers of organizations that have adopted Personhood (www.personhood.net) as the most effective pro-life strategy for the 21st century.