Governor Deal Signs Positive Alternatives Grant Program Bill
ATLANTA- Georgia Life Alliance Committee (GLAC) proudly attended the signing of Senate Bill 308 today. S.B. 308 establishes the Positive Alternatives for Pregnancy and Parenting Grant Program. GLAC praises and thanks Senator Renee Unterman for championing this exciting and positive approach to saving the unborn.
The grant will provide funding for pregnancy support services throughout the state and which are offered for no charge by non-profits committed to helping women and men facing unplanned pregnancies.
“Positive Alternatives is a proven program in approximately 8 to 10 states across the country. This grant program helps to expand the established success of our non-profit Pregnancy Resource Centers which have existed for over forty years and which give women free care and support as they face unplanned pregnancies” said GLA Executive Director Emily Matson. “By creating this grant program, we are offering Georgia’s women true and genuine support as they make choices regarding their unborn babies. Our Pregnancy Resource Centers and Pregnancy Medical Clinics provide the perfect alternative to the profit-motivated abortion clinics where our women are solely a number and a payment.”
Senate Bill 308 received impressive support through the 2016 General Assembly, having been made a priority by the Senate Republican Caucus and passing both chambers by a wide margin. In addition, the 2017 budget provides an initial funding of $2 million. Georgia has approximately 70 Pregnancy Resource Centers which may apply for the grant and which provide care and support for over 25,000 women each year.
Georgia Life Alliance is the Georgia affiliate of National Right to Life.
Photo courtesy of the Governor’s office.
(L to R) Frank Mulcahy, Mary Boyert, Patricia Chivers, Jay Williams, Kristina Twitty, (GLA Dir of Operations), Senator Charlie Bethel, Gov. Nathan Deal,Senator Steve Gooch (co-sponsor), Jason Phillips (Atlanta Care Center), Irene Munn (Lt Gov Office), Talli ‘Keenan’ Moellering (Beacon of Hope) and Robin Barnard Mauck (PRC Gwinnett).
Not pictured: Renee Unterman (Senate Sponsor), Sharon Cooper (House Sponsor), Emily Matson (GLA Exec Dir).