Jan. 15 /Christian Newswire/ -- Today, Jenny Hodges, National Director for Pro-Life Unity at ProLifeUnity.com is distributing 20,000 signed petitions to Georgia representatives at the state Capitol. The petitions were signed by citizens of Georgia. Georgians for Life, a grassroots effort, assembled the petitions to show the Georgia representatives that there are many people in Georgia who know that abortion must end. This effort follows the Let Them Live Rally, an event sponsored by Pro-Life Unity, which was held yesterday, January the 14th, 2008.
According to Hodges, this petition campaign is proving that grassroots efforts are reaching out to communities and challenging abortion. She said that this will be the year that Georgians take charge of protecting their own people.
The Let Them Live Rally at the Georgia Capitol was in support of HR 536, a Human Life Amendment and was submitted by Rep. Martin Scott. A steady stream of people came to the rally, closing two lanes in front of the Capitol for almost four hours.
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Georgia's Human Life Amendment:
(currently known as HR536):
Paramount right to life. (a) The rights of every person shall be recognized, among which in the first place is the inviolable right of every innocent human being to life. The right to life is the paramount and most fundamental right of a person.(b) With respect to the fundamental and inalienable rights of all persons guaranteed in this Constitution, the word 'person' applies to all human beings, irrespective of age, race, sex, health, function, or condition of dependency, including unborn children at every state of their biological development, including fertilization.
More information about Georgia's Human Life Amendment can be found at Let them Live.