ATLANTA, Jan. 20, 2014 /Christian Newswire
/ -- Governor Nathan Deal will be a featured speaker at Wednesday's "Georgia March for Life" (January 22, 2014) sponsored by Georgia Right to Life.
Governor Deal will issue a proclamation declaring January 22 "Respect for Human Life Day."
Starting at 11:15 a.m. on the steps of the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta with praise and worship, the event will also include a mile-long silent march through downtown Atlanta.
"We are extremely grateful that Governor Deal is lending his support to our cause," said GRTL President Dan Becker. "His presence will help ignite a renewed commitment to protecting all innocent human life."
The annual event, first held in 1980, was originally called "Together for Life." In past years, it has attracted as many as 15,000 participants.
The keynote speakers include Pam Stenzel, who was conceived in rape and later adopted, and Dr. Robert White, executive director of Georgia Baptist Convention. Numerous state legislators are also expected to attend as well as several U.S. Congressman.
"Georgia is recognized nationwide as a model for how to speak for those who can't speak for themselves," Becker said. "This march will serve as a reminder that we can't stop until the personhood of every individual, regardless of age, manner of conception, or condition, is recognized and protected."
Previous speakers at the event have included Dr. Alveda King, Pat Robertson, Cal Thomas, Governor Mike Huckabee, and Sean Hannity.
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.