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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 6, 2016
Contact: Emily Matson
Emily@georialifealliance.com
706-766-5435

 

ATLANTA- Georgia Life Alliance stands on the shoulders of many who came before us. Today we mourn the passing of a woman who was fearless in her efforts to give a voice to the voiceless of our culture, especially unborn children. Phyllis Schlafly is one of those advocates whose tireless work trained thousands of men and women across the country to speak up for the unborn and promote legislation to protect them.

She’s influenced generations of pro-life women with her speaking on college campuses across the country, producing her weekly radio program, The Phyllis Schlafy Report and the Education Reporter, all aimed to educate and equip her followers to be effective advocates of sound policy on many issues at a state and feral level. Founding Eagle Forum in 1968, her State Leaders have emulated her example and continue to support her mission and philosophy at state capitols across the country.

In 1984, Phyllis Schlafly joined former Congressman Henry Hyde as a Delegate of the Platform Committee to lead the effort to adopt the prolife language of the Dallas Convention: “The unborn child has a fundamental, individual right to life which cannot be infringed….” Every four years, from that time on, Phyllis and her Eagles threw a party to remind National Delegates of the rights of the unborn – labeling her efforts “The Life of the Party” – from which we drew to begin our first annual “Life at the Party” Gala.

We extend our condolences to her family and close friends, especially her six children, 16 grand-children and six great-grand-children.

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

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Sandra Cano – Never Give Up!

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In 1970, Sandra Cano was in a complicated marriage, had two children in foster care and was pregnant. She was poor, uneducated and in her own words “ignorant…..[and[ in survival state.”  She went to Atlanta Legal Aid for assistance with a divorce and had no option but to trust the help offered to her.  Little did she know that her story and her person would be used to create a Party-Plaintiff for the companion case to Roe v. Wade called Doe v. Bolton.

Along with Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court entered an order in Doe v. Bolton which struck down several Georgia laws restricting abortion. Doe v. Bolton expanded the definition of the “health of the mother” justification for abortion and vastly broadened the rationale a party could use to obtain an abortion.

According to Sandra, she never sought an abortion nor did she want to kill her baby.  In fact, before 1973, Sandra fled from Georgia to Oklahoma because she believed she would be forced to seek an abortion by the attorney or someone involved with her case.  Throughout the rest of her life, she would argue against the facts and outcome of Doe v. Bolton, seeking for the truth to be known – and for that truth to undo the evil of Doe v. Bolton.

Sandra carried the pain and guilt of what happened in 1973, but she was resilient in seeking to undo the fraud and injustice.  She is a testimony to us all to never give up, to not let guilt silence us, and to not let the people who fight against us steal our commitment to what is right!

Sandra passed away on September 30, 2014.

We honor her as our January 2016 Pro-Life Hero. May she rest in Peace!

December Pro-Life Heroes

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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.”