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Memorial Service for the Unborn to be Held at Georgia State Capitol

Contact: Bethany Burrell, 770-330-6880

ATLANTA, Jan. 18 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Memorial Service, sponsored by Georgia Right to Life (GRTL) begins at 11:30 am and is followed by a one-mile long silent walk through downtown Atlanta.

Gary Bauer, esteemed author and President of American Values , is the keynote speaker. He stated, "We must build an America where all of our children, rich and poor, black and white, are welcomed into the world and protected by the law. Human life has dignity at every age; the taking of innocent human life is always wrong."

Atlanta Archbishop Wilton Gregory will also speak. A beacon of light to the pro-life community in Georgia, Archbishop Gregory has written extensively on euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide.

Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee, a strong pro-life advocate and supporter of the Human Life Amendment, is a scheduled speaker for the event. "I'm pro-life because I believe life begins at conception, and I believe that we should do everything possible to protect that life because it is the centerpiece of what makes us unique as an American people. We value the life of one as if it's the life of all." The Georgia Right to Life PAC endorsed Mike Huckabee for President.

"This is a time for us to pay tribute to the 48 million lives that have been taken through abortion across the United States and to stand strong in the hope and knowledge that one day this carnage of the innocent will end," states GRTL President Dan Becker. Over 31,000 abortions are performed annually in Georgia.

January 22, is the 35th anniversary of the infamous Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton Supreme Court decisions that legalized abortion on demand through all nine months of pregnancy. Around 5,000 Georgians annually gather for TFL as a respectful appeal to lawmakers to pass protective pro-life legislation. Due to the filing if H.R. 536 (www.personhood.net), GRTL expects the crowd to exceed previous numbers.

Georgia Right to Life is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, nonsectarian organization of diverse, caring people united to engage in actions that will restore respect and effective legal protection for all human beings from fertilization until natural death.