February 22, 2023 was a historic moment in post-Roe Georgia where a bill to completely abolish abortion was filed in the Georgia legislature - HB 496: the Prenatal Equal Protection Act. That day the bill's sponsor, Rep. Emory Dunahoo, sent this message to all supporters of personhood.
Thank you so much for praying for legislators like Rep. Dunahoo. We know that the “effectual, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much” (James 5:16) and we request your continued prayers for this effort. The bill has been assigned to the House Committee on Public Health, and we ask that you join us in praying for each member of this committee and call them to urge them to do justice for all pre-born children.
Politicians need to feel the presence of the pro-personhood movement right now! Your help is critical because emails and calls to the Public Health committee provide proof to the politicians that there are more pro-life people like us than there are angry feminists clamoring for abortion on demand.
We can show them that voters like us are more passionate about saving babies than the other side is passionate about killing them. We must convince the politicians that if they support equal protection for the pre-born, then we will support them and commend them for doing the right thing.
This legislation already has the support of numerous pastors and community leaders around the state as well as post-abortive women like Tish Kleindienst:
As a Christian, pro-life, and regrettably post-abortive woman, I wholeheartedly support the Georgia Prenatal Equal Protection Act. I now understand that the unborn person is a distinct, whole, and living human being that deserves equal protection and justice from the time of conception under Georgia law. This law enacted will provide exactly that.
Abortion is the intentional killing of an unborn person. Every abortion takes the very life of a person made in the image of God. I have heard countless pro-life organizations and leaders declare that this law criminalizes women and that they will not support it. I suggest that these leaders really do not want abortion to end. The truth is that if a person murders another person, regardless of its age, location, size, and/or dependance, it is murder and deserves a just punishment. Why would we create or pass laws if there is no consequence to breaking them? How can we protect the unborn person from harm if there is no consequence for taking their lives?
Therefore, it is of vital importance to make this heinous act a crime for all parties involved. The only way to finally end the murder of unborn persons in the womb in our state is to make just laws that criminalize the act of abortion. I wish there was such a law in Georgia in 1995 to deter me when I committed this deliberate act of murdering my child. Maybe Joshua would still be here living his life at 28 years old?
Many post-abortive women have acknowledged that if abortion had been illegal, they wouldn’t have done it, and could have been spared the guilt and grief they currently experience.
The Golden Rule Jesus taught calls us to love your neighbor as yourself. How do you love your pre-born neighbor as yourself? You give them equal justice and the same legal protection you and I enjoy. If elective abortion is illegal, it should be illegal for everyone, no matter who commits the abortion or where it occurs. This is equal justice, when the law is applied equally to everyone.
History is in the making. Will Georgia legislators use their position and influence to abolish the greatest injustice of our day?
We need thousands of pro-life Georgians like you to contact them and urge them to do the right thing.
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