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42 Years Later…

Today, we mourn the decision etched into our national history by the United States Supreme Court in the case of Roe v. Wade. The 1973 court opinion hauntingly determined that the right to obtain abortion on demand trumps the value of unborn children to live and a state’s interest in protecting that unborn child except upon the child having reached the point of “viability.”

Ten years after Roe and after the national abortion rate had doubled (from 744,600 to 1,575,000) the culture of abortion on demand prompted the first-ever book published by a sitting president, Abortion and the Conscience of the Nation, by Ronald Reagan (1983). Reagan passionately wrote, “The real question today is not when human life begins …but what is the value of human life?  The abortionist who reassembles the arms and legs of a tiny baby to make sure all its parts have been torn from its mother’s body can hardly doubt whether it is a human being.”  Despite this powerful call to conscience by our beloved President Reagan, our county has to date allowed the killing of over 56,000,000 innocent, helpless human beings.

President Reagan’s words remind us today that the real battle is about whether or not our fellow Americans will act (both publicly and privately) to save the most innocent human lives at their weakest stage. Whether we offer to help a mother who had no plan to be pregnant, initiate adopting a baby that is not wanted, give diapers to a Pregnancy Support Center, Stand for Life on a street corner, March for Life in D.C. or our state capitol, pray for patients at an abortion clinic, exhort our Congressmen to vote to prohibit abortion after 20 weeks, open our homes to foster care for orphans, or share an inspiring moral message on social media, these acts save lives. Keeping this issue at the forefront of national politics saves lives. Positively offering alternatives to abortion saves lives.

For the woman who feels her only choice is abortion, simply the message that she has the choice to choose life for her baby is an act that will save lives. My fellow Georgians, do all that you can to save lives. As the great abolitionist William Wilberforce declared, “Men of authority and influence may promote good morals. Let them in their several stations encourage virtue.  Let them favor and take part in any plans which may be formed for the advancement of morality.”

Emily Matson

January 22, 2015

Emily Matson, Executive Director
Georgia Life Alliance
[email protected]

ROME, GA – Today marks the 42nd anniversary of the regrettable decision in Roe v. Wade.  Since that haunting opinion was handed down by our Supreme Court in 1973, over 56,000,000 unborn babies have been legally aborted.  This is a tragedy of enormous gravity.  It has impacted everything in our culture, from the psychological and spiritual well-being of our women to the cultural value of human life to the declining birthrate and economic consequences.

Georgia Life Alliance Committee calls on our President, our U.S. Senators, our Congressmen, our Governor, and our State Legislature to act with the power vested in them to confront this tragedy.

We ask the House of Representatives to Pass H.R. 7  – No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2015 to ensure that our national public funds are not wasted on this optional and unnecessary procedure. We also ask the United States House of Representatives to revive the planned consideration of H.R. 36 – the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act – and to pass this powerful legislation and restrict abortion after 20-weeks gestation.

Both H.R. 7 and H.R. 36 promote respect, dignity, and protection of innocent human life.

“If we sit on the sidelines of this tragedy and do nothing, we affirm and condone the continued killing of our future generations.  The pro-life community and pro-life lawmakers must recommit, on this infamous date, to forward movement and to step-by-step combat against the evil of abortion. Both H.R. 7 and H.R. 36 are targeted to save lives and we should ask for passage of both bills,” said Emily Matson, GLAC Executive Director.

Contact your Congressmen today and ask them to vote YES for H.R. 7.  Also, ask them to request that H.R. 36 be placed back on the Agenda of the United States House of Representatives.


The Georgia Life Alliance advocates for the vulnerable, the abandoned, and the defenseless: the baby still in her mother’s womb, the orphaned child desperate for a safe and loving home, and the woman who finds herself in a desperate situation.

We will work tirelessly to bring attention and healing to the struggles of the unborn and other at-risk groups, endeavoring to help secure life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for all Georgians.



Georgia Life Alliance – Voices of the Voiceless Luncheon
Wednesday, January 21, 2015; 12-1pm
Georgia State Capitol, Room 230


Respect Life Committee – Archdiocese Atlanta
Details for the following events can be found here.

Blessing of Pro-Life Pilgrims
Sunday, January 18, 2015
Prayer for March for Life – DC Attendees
Held throughout the archdiocese

Rosary For Life
Thursday, January 22, 2015; 9:30am
Cathedral of Christ the King
2699 Peachtree Road NE , Atlanta, GA 30305

Mass for the Unborn
Thursday, January 22, 2015; 10:00am
Cathedral of Christ the King
2699 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30305

Public Witness for Life
Thursday, January 22, 2015; 12:00-12:30 p.m.
Directly outside Cathedral of Christ the King
2699 Peachtree Road NE , Atlanta, GA 30305

Individual Evangelization for Life
Thursday, January 22, 2015; 12:30-1:00 p.m
2699 Peachtree Road NE , Atlanta, GA 30305

Stand for Life Youth Seminar
Thursday, January 22, 2015; 12:45 – 2:00 pm
Cathedral of Christ the King – Kenny Hall
2699 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30305

Georgia Right to Life – Rally and March

Thursday, January 22, 2015; 11 am – 2pm
Liberty Plaza in Atlanta, across from the State Capitol

Across Georgia

January 13-29, 2015
Augusta Radio Station Holds Baby Shower to benefit Life Choices Pregnancy Care Center in Aiken, SC and the Augusta Care Pregnancy Center, in Augusta, west Augusta and Waynesboro, Georgia! Donations can be made at the locations listed at website below, as well as at the WAFJ offices at 102 LeCompte Ave., North Augusta, weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. More information here.

Roe v. Wade Commemoration
The Alleluia Community and Pro-Life Augusta;
Saturday, January 24, 2015; 2 p.m.
Augusta Care Pregnancy Center West, 2915 Professional Parkway. For more information, call the Alleluia office at (706) 798-1882 or Gary and Nancy Garner at (706) 793-8090.

Roswell Street Baptist Church
Sunday, January 18, 2015, 11:00am
Blended Service (Worship Center) & Connections Service (Gym) More information here.