Monthly Archives: December 2015
Over three decades ago, Peter and Martha Badolato embraced the mission of fighting for the Right to Life!
Peter and Martha live in Marietta, Georgia. In 1984, and with the humble leadership of their fellow Holy Family parishioner, Daphne Madol, they began a weekly trek to the abortion clinic in Chamblee, the Northside Women’s Clinic. Once at the clinic, Peter and Martha would join with others in praying that this clinic would close and that the women seeking freedom from their pregnancy would choose LIFE instead. After almost 10 years of holding prayer vigil each Saturday outside the clinic, their leader Daphne Madol lost a fight with disease and passed away. Peter and Martha assumed the role of leading this weekly vigil and continued the weekly unwavering commitment to pray for an end to abortion at this clinic. Finally, in 2013, as they arrived on a Saturday morning to pray, they learned the abortion clinic had closed the prior week and there were no more babies being terminated within the facility walls.
What a blessing! What a relief!! Peter and Martha are a testimony to all of us of the longsuffering, unwavering path we must be on to fight this good fight!!! They also testify to the all-powerful, hand of God in His listening to our prayers and effecting His will against our foes. We honor Peter and Martha Badolato as our Pro-Life Heros this month.”
As we begin our 2nd year at the Capitol, Georgia Life Alliance Committee continues to build relationships with Legislators and organizations to encourage a culture of life in Georgia. This year, Director of Operations Kristina Twitty will be at the Capitol on a daily basis, tracking legislation which touches on life-related issues, as well as advocating for our own positively pro-life agenda.
Last year, HB 555 was introduced, sponsored by Representative Joyce Chandler (R-Grayson) and co-signed by 19 others. HB 555 is will bring some clarity to the reporting requirements already in the law related to informed consent previous to an abortion procedure and children under the age of 18 using the parental bi-pass process to have an abortion without their parents knowledge.
This year, SB 308 was introduced by Senator Renee Unterman (R-Buford), along with about a dozen other Senators to create a grant program available for Pregnancy Resource Centers to continue the great work they do across Georgia and the services they provide to women facing an unplanned pregnancy. Executive Director, Emily Matson, has been involved in crafting both pieces of legislation and continues to be involved in efforts to influence the process and legislation related to the unborn and women who carry them.
Please be on the lookout for our updates and from time to time, a Call to Action. Please share them with a friend and follow the work of Georgia Life Alliance on Facebook and Twitter as well. Click House and Senate for more information on the process and schedule of the Georgia Legislature.