NORCROSS, Ga., Nov. 21, 2016 /Christian Newswire
/ -- Georgia Right to Life (GRTL) PAC
today announced that 91-percent of its pro-personhood endorsed candidates won in the November 8, 2016 General Election, including Georgia Public Service Commissioner Tim Echols.
Candidates who ran successful State Senate races include: William Ligon Jr., P.K. Martin, Greg Kirk, Lee Anderson, Michael Williams, Mike Dugan, Butch Miller, John Wilkinson, Steve Gooch, Jeff Mullis, and Charlie Bethel.
Successful State House of Representative races include: DeWayne Hill, Matt Gurtler, Terry Rogers, Wes Cantrell, Lee Hawkins, Emory Dunahoo, Ed Setzler, Sam Teasley, John Carson, Josh Bonner, Scott Hilton, David Clark, Buzz Brockway, Chuck Efstration, Joyce Chandler, Clay Cox, Tom Kirby, Terry England, Heath Clark, Greg Morris, Bill Werkheiser, and Jason Spencer.
"These pro-personhood legislators stand ready to address the important issues our state faces, particularly strengthening the defense of the pre-born child, the birthmother and father, the elderly, the infirm, and persons with disabilities," said GRTL PAC Director Genevieve Wilson. "This has been a hard-fought and difficult election process. It's now time for all of us to work together to advance policies that promote personhood across our state and nation."
Candidates received the GRTL PAC endorsement after signing the Personhood Affirmation. The document states that in accord with the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which protects the right to life for all persons, and personhood begins at the moment of fertilization and ends at natural death.
By signing the affirmation, they pledge to support Human Life Amendments to the Georgia and U.S. Constitutions and other actions that would support these principles.
They also affirm their opposition to abortion for any reason, and agree that regardless of race, age, degree of disability, manner of conception or circumstances involving their health, a person's civil rights are protected by law.
Georgia Right to Life promotes respect and effective legal protection for all innocent 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 twenty-first century.