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Originally published for GLA by The Resurgent.

And everyone like her. Everyone on “the other side.” The “pro-aborts” and the “radicals.” 

We need to have a conversation.

We made a post recently mentioning that we should watch Stacey Abrams’ Democrat response to President Trump’s State of the Union as it is highly suspected that she will be running for US Senate next year against Senator David Perdue.

Many folks responded by talking about voter dynamics in Georgia and her prospects in another statewide election here. But, some took the opportunity to make personal attacks on Stacey, calling her names, making unfounded accusations, insulting her physical appearance, and even making suggestively violent comments. 

I hope you can see that this is obviously a problem. 

Let me reiterate something that, perhaps forgotten in the fray of heated partisan politics over the last few years, we’ve lost sight of:

The pro-life position is a pro-woman position. It is pro-dignity, nonpartisan, non-sectarian, and hinges solely on the sanctity of all human life – for both the born and preborn, male and female, rich and poor, Republican and Democrat, healthy and disabled, religious and nonreligious, and regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or gender identity – because all life is made in the image of God.

That’s why we work to create positive alternatives for pregnancy and parenting, but we also oppose things like sex trafficking, advocate for dignity and accessibility for the differently-abled, ensure every child has a safe and loving home, AND oppose abortion. 

This isn’t about conceding a single premise of our beliefs. We can and should disagree on politics, policy, and philosophy with those who don’t advocate for the sanctity of human life. This is simply about being consistent with how and where we apply those beliefs. 

Pro-lifers passionately argue against exceptions when it comes to anti-abortion laws, but many seem perfectly content to carve out exceptions for valuing the dignity and lives of our political and ideological opponents. That has to end.

For the pro-life movement to truly be effective, let alone survive, we must recognize that if we are unable to love the abortion doctor, Democrat politician, and mother in crisis as much as we love babies in the womb, we’ve already lost. 

It’s time for us to put aside political rhetoric that divides and unite behind the only thing that should matter as we advocate for the pro-life position: all life is precious.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 29, 2018
Contact: Joshua Edmonds
Joshua@georgialifealliance.com
678-597-8055

ATLANTA – Georgia Life Alliance Committee (GLAC) has issued an official pro-life certification to Public Service Commissioner Chuck Eaton ahead of the critical December 4 Runoff Election.

“It is critical, now more than ever, to ensure that leaders at all levels of our government understand that the right to life is the fundamental right upon which all others are built,” said GLA Executive Director Joshua Edmonds. “That’s why I’m proud to announce that Public Service Commissioner Chuck Eaton has been officially certified as a pro-life candidate by GLAC.”

Georgia Life Alliance Committee has conducted a comprehensive application and certification process since 2015 to certify candidates who support GLA’s mission to build a culture of life in Georgia. The GLA Pro-life Certification packet can be found on the GLA website.

“I call on every pro-life Georgian to ensure they do their part to support pro-life candidates like Chuck Eaton in the December 4th election,” said Edmonds. “We can’t let radicals rise to power in Georgia. Every vote counts.”

Commissioner Eaton’s individual candidate questionnaire can be found here.

Georgia Life Alliance is the Georgia affiliate of National Right to Life. 

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New GLA Leadership Team

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 26, 2018
Contact: Joshua Edmonds
Joshua@georgialifealliance.com
678-597-8055

2019 is bringing new leadership around Georgia. As GLA-certified elected officials begin taking the helm in state government, Georgia Life Alliance will also be starting this next chapter in our state with a new leadership team, effective November 26th.

board-profile_picEmily Matson, former Executive Director and current General Counsel, will continue providing her invaluable tenure of leadership at GLA as Chairman of the Board. 

“I am so honored to continue serving this incredible organization,” Said Matson. “And I know that we have a great team put together to bring the pro-life movement to new heights in 2019 by building on the foundation that was laid during my time as Executive Director.”

That new team also includes brand-new Executive Director, Joshua Edmonds.

STONERIDGE-RHEIN044 copyEdmonds is no stranger to the pro-life cause and is well-known around the pro-life movement. A former staffer for Senator Renee Unterman, he spent 2018 consulting to help elect pro-life candidates around the nation like Mike Braun in Indiana and Geoff Duncan in Georgia. He has spent the last 9 years as a pro-life leader, including as the former Director of Education & Legislation at Georgia Right to Life.

“It’s beyond humbling to take on this new role at GLA. I’m standing on the shoulders of giants here,” Edmonds exclaimed. “I’ve already been speaking with pro-life leaders around the state and everyone is excited about the vision we have for 2019.”

“The Board has the utmost confidence in Joshua, and his experience in nonprofits, state agency, the legislature, elections, and lobbying for the pro-life community make him the perfect fit for GLA,” said Board Chairman Emily Matson.

Mary BoyertAnother veteran joining the GLA leadership team is former Respect For Life Ministries Director, Mary Boyert. After a legacy of service at the Atlanta Catholic Archdiocese, Mary will bring her invaluable knowledge and experience to GLA as Director of Operations.

“I have served in the pro-life community for a very long time, and I’ve never been as encouraged as I am today by the leadership of this movement and the direction we are headed,” Boyert said. “This is a unique moment in history.”

Rounding out the leadership team is Jay Williams, Founder of The Stoneridge Group, who will serve as a Senior Advisor to the Board. 

“We have the perfect team in place,” Edmonds said. “2019 is going to be the biggest year yet for the pro-life movement.”

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