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ABORTION


The Georgia Life Alliance (GLA) believes that unborn children should be protected by law, and that abortion should be permitted only when necessary to prevent the death of the mother.

PLEASE NOTE: In every question below, a "yes" response indicates agreement with the position of the Georgia Life Alliance.

1. Do you believe that life begins at conception?


2. Under what circumstances, if any, do you believe that abortion should be legal?





ROE V. WADE

In its 1973 rulings in Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, the U.S. Supreme Court created a "right to abortion" for any reason until "viability" (into the sixth month), and for any "health" reasons - including "emotional" health - even during the final three months of pregnancy. This ruling invalidated the abortion laws that were in effect in all 50 states at that time. In the 1992 ruling of Casey v. Planned Parenthood, the Supreme Court reaffirmed the "core holdings" of Roe v. Wade, and held that any law placing an "undue burden" on access to abortion would be struck down.

3. Do you advocate changing the Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton decisions, so that elected legislative bodies (the state legislatures and Congress) may once again protect unborn children by limiting and/or prohibiting abortion?

(Optional) Explain your answer further

THE PAIN OF UNBORN BABIES

There is now substantial medical and scientific evidence that unborn children can feel pain by 20 weeks after fertilization. Georgia passed a law in 2012 which protects most pain-capable unborn children from death by abortion. It is currently under court review.

4-A. Do you support Georgia's Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Law passed in 2012?

(Optional) Explain your answer further


4-B. Would you oppose any attempts to weaken this law?

(Optional) Explain your answer further


ULTRASOUND INFORMED CONSENT

Many women who undergo abortions, later regret that they were not given full information about their unborn child beforehand. Ultrasound informed consent laws require that, before an abortion, the abortionist perform an ultrasound and display the ultrasound images so that the mother may view the images.

Georgia has an ultrasound informed consent law.

5. Would you oppose any attempts to weaken this law?

(Optional) Explain your answer further

PARENTAL NOTIFICATION/CONSENT FOR MINORS' ABORTIONS

Laws are in effect in 29 states requiring notification or consent of at least one parent (or authorization by a judge) before an abortion can be performed on a minor..

Our State has such a law.

6. Would you oppose any attempts to weaken this law?

(Optional) Explain your answer further


PROTECTION OF HUMAN EMBRYOS

The right to life of human beings must be respected at every stage of their biological development. Human individuals who are at the embryonic stage of development should not be used for harmful or lethal medical experimentation. This applies equally to human beings whether their lives were begun by in vitro fertilization, by somatic cell nuclear transfer (human cloning), or by some other laboratory technique.

Georgia Life Alliance opposes harvesting "stem cells" from living human embryos, since this kills the embryos. NOTE: GLA is NOT opposed to other research on "stem cells" that are obtained without killing embryos - for example, stem cells harvested from umbilical cord blood and from adult tissue.

7. Will you vote for measures to protect living human embryos from being used for medical experiments that would harm or kill them, including so-called "embryonic stem cell research" that would require the killing of human embryos, regardless of the method used to create these human embryos?

(Optional) Explain your answer further


GENERAL ABORTION-RELATED POLICIES

8. Would you vote against any legislation that would weaken any pro-life law or policy?

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The right to life must be equally protected for both genders. Abortion that is used solely to prevent the birth of a child of an undesired gender must be banned and may require specific legislation to prevent victims of sex-selection. Statistically, the victims of sex-selected abortions are overwhelmingly female.

9. Would you support legislation banning the discrimination of gender-related abortions by supporting a ban on sex-selection abortions?

(Optional) Explain your answer further


Perinatal and postnatal hospice support is a positive, life-affirming offer of compassionate care to parents facing a lethal prenatal diagnosis for their child. From the time of diagnosis, life-affirming hospice care should be the first resource before, and preferable to, abortion. To further validate the child's blessedness, Hospice support care should be offered as well after the birth in these difficult situations.

10. Would you support legislation providing a mother with information on perinatal hospice?

(Optional) Explain your answer further


UNBORN VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE ACT

An Unborn Victims of Violence bill would establish that if an unborn child is injured or killed through an act of violence the assailant may be charged with a second offense on behalf of the second victim, the unborn child. The bill would recognize that when a criminal attacks a pregnant woman, and injures or kills her unborn child, he has claimed two human victims. The bill does not apply to any abortion to which a woman has consented, to any act of the mother herself, or to any form of medical treatment.

Our State has such a law.

11. Would you oppose any attempts to weaken this law?

(Optional) Explain your answer further

ABORTION FUNDING

In the Webster decision handed down July 3, 1989, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Missouri statute that limited the use of public facilities for abortions when the mother's life was not at stake. It is now clear that it is entirely appropriate and legal for a state to make a decision to stay out of the abortion business altogether.

12. Would you vote to prevent the use of tax funds for abortion other than to prevent the death of the mother?

(Optional) Explain your answer further


13. If it was not possible to pass the law described in #12, would you vote to prevent the use of tax funds for abortion other than to prevent the death of the mother, when the pregnancy is the result of rape (reported to law enforcement agencies within 7 days), or when the pregnancy of a minor is the result of incest (when the perpetrator of the crime is reported to a law enforcement agency)?

(Optional) Explain your answer further


WOMAN'S RIGHT TO KNOW

A "Woman's Right to Know" bill protects a woman's right to know and comprehend the medically and scientifically accurate facts about abortion procedures, the physical and medical risks of abortion, the fetal development of her unborn child, and the other alternatives and support resources available to her before making this permanent and life-affecting decision.

Our State has such a law.

14. Would you oppose any attempts to weaken this law?

(Optional) Explain your answer further

ABORTION IN HEALTH INSURANCE

Many bills for "health care reform" have included provisions under which state governments require coverage of abortion in certain types of health insurance plans. Often, such bills do not explicitly mention abortion, but they contain mandates that invariably will be construed by courts, and/or by administrative agencies, to include abortion. For example, any legal mandate for coverage of "medically necessary services" or "reproductive health services" will be construed to include elective abortion, unless explicit language is added to prevent this interpretation.

15. Would you vote to add strong abortion-exclusion language to any legislation that would define a specific package of health care benefits?

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The 2010 federal health care law, known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), allows states to opt out of the use of tax-dollars to provide abortion coverage in the state-based insurance "exchanges" it creates.

16. Do you support Senate Bill 98 (passed during the 2014 Georgia Legislative session, and awaiting Governor Deal's signature), which allows Georgia to prohibit all qualified health plans established under the PPACA from including abortion coverage, except to prevent the death of the mother?

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