ATLANTA- Today, Georgia Life Alliance Committee (GLAC) issued letters certifying as pro-life Congressional incumbents Doug Collins (R-Gainesville), Barry Loudermilk (R- Cartersville), and Rick Allen (R-Augusta).

“We are pleased to certify these incumbent Congressman with proven pro-life records. Congressman Doug Collins has a 100% pro-life voting record with every pro-life organization in Washington. His partnership in the national pro-life strategy of defunding Planned Parenthood through the Reconciliation bill, H.R. 3762, proved again his commitment to working together to save the unborn,“ said Executive Director Emily Matson. “Likewise, Barry Loudermilk is a long-time advocate for the unborn and has continued to consistently propound measures that are proven and forthright in protection of the unborn, including his support of the Reconciliation bill. Similarly, Rick Allen’s record is also 100% pro-life and he continues to speak and support the pro-life movement without fatigue. “

GLAC wholeheartedly supported the efforts of National Right to Life, Susan B. Anthony List, and other pro-life organizations in the joint-strategy to place H.R. 3762 – which would have defunded the overwhelming majority of Planned Parenthood’s government dollars – on the President’s desk. President Obama vetoed the measure on January 8, 2016. “The efforts of Georgia’s pro-life Congressmen, along with others from across the nation, successfully placed the first-ever litmus test on a President’s desk of whether he would defund the giant abortion provider.   God-willing, this will not be the last time,” said Matson.

Georgia Life Alliance Committee unveiled its “GLA Certified Pro-Life” application and certification process in early April. GLAC offers candidates for public office the opportunity to apply for “Pro-Life Certification” in two steps: (1) by completing the GLA Candidate Questionnaire on abortion-related legislation and (2) by applying for certification based upon evidence of a pro-life voting history or evidence of past pro-life efforts and thought on the part of the applicant candidate. The GLA Pro-life Certification packet can be found at GLAC website: http://georgialifealliance.com/2015-candidate-surveys/

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

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