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Letter about Rep. Scalise and Matt Mika

We just received this letter from our friends at National Right to Life asking us to pray for Rep Scalise and Matt Mika, both of whom are still in critical condition.  Pray for their healing, pray for peace and comfort for their families, and pray for a cultural change so that we no longer have these senseless attacks on sacred human lives.

Dear Friends,

I have no doubt you are praying for Rep. Steve Scalise and the others hurt in the shootings yesterday, but I want to encourage you to continue those prayers.  We would ask that you also contact your friends, urging them to do the same.

Rep. Steve Scalise, along with two members of the Capitol police force– Crystal Griner and David Bailey, Zach Barth, a congressional aide to Texas Rep. Roger Marshall, and Matt Mika, lobbyist for Tyson Foods and a former congressional staffer, all required medical attention.

Thankfully, Griner, Bailey, and Barth are doing well; Barth was interviewed with his boss this morning from the Capitol. Rep. Scalise and Mika are both still listed in critical condition.

Mika’s family issued a statement this morning, in which they stated, “Matt was shot multiple times in his chest and arm and suffered massive trauma. He remains in critical condition in the ICU at George Washington University Hospital. He requires assistance to breathe and will need additional surgeries. Matt has been alert, conscious and communicating through notes.”  In a statement last night, they asked for privacy.

Rep. Scalise had two surgeries yesterday and another one this morning. The hospital last evening released the following: “Congressman Steve Scalise sustained a single rifle shot to the left hip. The bullet travelled across his pelvis, fracturing bones, injuring internal organs, and causing severe bleeding. He was transported in shock to MedStar Washington Hospital Center, a Level I Trauma Center.  He underwent immediate surgery, and an additional procedure to stop bleeding.  He has received multiple units of blood transfusion. His condition is critical, and he will require additional operations.  We will provide periodic updates.”

Steve is not just a friend to the pro-life movement and strong ally of National Right to Life. He is one of us. Saving babies is at the top of his priority list. Sharon Rodi, our director from Louisiana, has known Steve his entire life and is extremely close to his family. He is one of the most dedicated and effective pro-life people in Congress. We pray for healing and hope to see him back in his role as Majority Whip soon.



Carol Tobias, President

National Right to Life Committee

512 10th St NW

Washington, DC  20004

Special Elections Update

Karen Handel and Kay Kirkpatrick

Two Georgia Life Alliance Committee Certified Pro-Life candidates are currently in runoff races in the north metro area of Atlanta.

Karen Handel is in the race to replace HHS Secretary Tom Price in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District and Handel’s election is set for June 20, 2017.  You can click here to view her questionnaire responses.

Dr. Kay Kirkpatrick is in the race to replace State Senator Judson Hill in the 32nd State Senate District.  Dr. Kirkpatrick’s election is set for May 16, 2017.  Early voting starts on the 8th in Cobb and the 6th in Fulton.  You can click here to view her questionnaire responses.

Many have noted that there is considerable confusion about the dates of these runoff races.  The original elections were on the same date, but the runoff races, one federal and one state, are in different months.

All candidates for both of these races were sent information about how to become Pro-Life Certified at the same time.  The information that was sent as well as blank questionnaires and applications can be viewed here.

Georgia Life Alliance Committee does not pick candidates to endorse, but rather focuses on certifying candidates pro-life based on their application, questionnaire, and record, and supplying voters with information about the candidates and the races.

Opportunity to Make a Difference NOW

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Friends of Life,

Last week was a busy and exciting week for Georgia Life Alliance, and we now have an excellent opportunity to change our culture and promote the value of human life. Two GLA Certified Pro-Life candidates successfully make it to the runoff election in both the Georgia 6th Congressional District and the 32nd State Senate District.

Congratulations to Karen Handel candidate for Georgia’s 6th Congressional District and Kay Kirkpatrick candidate for the 32nd State Senate District.


I am a person who likes plans, budgets, lists, and goals; but I love an opportunity to make an immediate difference in a life.  Goals and plans are important, but only if they allow the flexibility to respond to opportunity.

My background is as a human trafficking prosecutor.  If a child is recovered or a victim identified, you set aside your plans, plan for a late night, and get to work; rejoicing because you have an opportunity to make a real and immediate difference in a life.

Right now, we have an rare opportunity to make a real difference in the culture’s view of the value of human life.  The eyes of the country are on the race in the 6th Congressional District between Jon Ossoff and Pro-Life Certified Karen Handel to replace Tom Price; and our voice, creating a dialogue that promotes life, has a rare opportunity to be amplified many times over across the country.

We must let people know that the right to life is paramount.  Without life, the other rights have no meaning.  I know many of you have been accused of being a single-issue voter, and felt like you had to deny that accusation because of the accusatory voice in which it was delivered.  We aren’t single issue people, but we understand, that without the right to life, the other rights are meaningless and other policies don’t matter.

As many of you know, my husband was killed in a random act of violence last summer.  He was foreign born, from Iran.  When he had life, visa policy, economic policy, and foreign policy were all deeply and personally important to him.  Once he was deprived of life, none of those things mattered to him at all.  

It is the same for the vulnerable unborn and the elderly.  Life is not the only thing that matters, but without it, nothing matters.  

We have an opportunity to explain why it is so important to protect human life and to promote the right to life of all from conception to natural death.  Our message, delivered during this runoff, can spread from this district, through the state, to the entire country, as the eyes of the country are focused on this election.

If you are in the district you can vote for the pro-life candidate, but for the majority of you who cannot vote in the 6th district, you can still join with us to promote life. This is not something Georgia Life Alliance Committee can do without your help.

Please join with us, to take advantage of this important opportunity.

  1. PRAY for wisdom as we continue to actively develop our communication strategy regarding this election.

  2. SHARE our videos, posts, and tweets.

  3. GIVE so that we can promote a message of life and speak up for the vulnerable unborn children, so that their voice is not lost in this election.  Here is the link to our giving page.

Donate to the General Fund to support this opportunity.

This is such an exciting time.  I thank you for your generous support that has allowed us to issue Pro-Life Certifications to candidates who applied and were qualified, and conduct live Facebook interviews about life that were watched by so many the week before the election.

Please consider giving generously.


Camila (Wright) Zolfaghari
Executive Director
Georgia Life Alliance Committee