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Georgia Right to Life Praises Ban on Taxpayer-Funded Abortions
Contact: Genevieve Wilson, Georgia Right to Life, 770-339-6880

NORCROSS, Ga., March 18, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- Georgia Right to Life (GRTL) Co-Executive Director Gen Wilson today praised the Georgia Legislature for approving a bill that prohibits using taxpayer funds to pay for abortion services in Georgia.

"This is a very comprehensive bill," Wilson said. "It prevents public monies being spent on abortion in any of the health insurance plans under Obamacare, or for state employees under their health plans."

It's especially important because it does not include exceptions based on a child's manner of conception. It does, however, include language that protects the life of the mother.

Wilson said not including an exception based on manner of conception extends a long history in Georgia of working to protect all innocent human life.

"As a woman, I am thankful that my tax dollars will not be used to fund abortions," Wilson added. "And I know that thousands of other women are as well."

The measure, sponsored by Representative Darlene Taylor (R-Thomasville) and Senator Judson Hill (R-Marietta) now goes to Governor Nathan Deal for his signature.

"I am deeply grateful for Representative Taylor and Senator Hill for their courage in supporting this long overdue measure," Wilson said. "Georgia is the 25th state to adopt a law dealing with taxpayer funding of abortion."

Wilson added that, "Georgia is solidly pro-life, and the majority of taxpayers don't support their money being used for the barbaric practice of abortion."

The measure does not prevent anyone from accessing abortion services; it just means they can't use public funds to pay for them.

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.