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Opportunity to Make a Difference NOW

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Friends of Life,

Last week was a busy and exciting week for Georgia Life Alliance, and we now have an excellent opportunity to change our culture and promote the value of human life. Two GLA Certified Pro-Life candidates successfully make it to the runoff election in both the Georgia 6th Congressional District and the 32nd State Senate District.

Congratulations to Karen Handel candidate for Georgia’s 6th Congressional District and Kay Kirkpatrick candidate for the 32nd State Senate District.


I am a person who likes plans, budgets, lists, and goals; but I love an opportunity to make an immediate difference in a life.  Goals and plans are important, but only if they allow the flexibility to respond to opportunity.

My background is as a human trafficking prosecutor.  If a child is recovered or a victim identified, you set aside your plans, plan for a late night, and get to work; rejoicing because you have an opportunity to make a real and immediate difference in a life.

Right now, we have an rare opportunity to make a real difference in the culture’s view of the value of human life.  The eyes of the country are on the race in the 6th Congressional District between Jon Ossoff and Pro-Life Certified Karen Handel to replace Tom Price; and our voice, creating a dialogue that promotes life, has a rare opportunity to be amplified many times over across the country.

We must let people know that the right to life is paramount.  Without life, the other rights have no meaning.  I know many of you have been accused of being a single-issue voter, and felt like you had to deny that accusation because of the accusatory voice in which it was delivered.  We aren’t single issue people, but we understand, that without the right to life, the other rights are meaningless and other policies don’t matter.

As many of you know, my husband was killed in a random act of violence last summer.  He was foreign born, from Iran.  When he had life, visa policy, economic policy, and foreign policy were all deeply and personally important to him.  Once he was deprived of life, none of those things mattered to him at all.  

It is the same for the vulnerable unborn and the elderly.  Life is not the only thing that matters, but without it, nothing matters.  

We have an opportunity to explain why it is so important to protect human life and to promote the right to life of all from conception to natural death.  Our message, delivered during this runoff, can spread from this district, through the state, to the entire country, as the eyes of the country are focused on this election.

If you are in the district you can vote for the pro-life candidate, but for the majority of you who cannot vote in the 6th district, you can still join with us to promote life. This is not something Georgia Life Alliance Committee can do without your help.

Please join with us, to take advantage of this important opportunity.

  1. PRAY for wisdom as we continue to actively develop our communication strategy regarding this election.

  2. SHARE our videos, posts, and tweets.

  3. GIVE so that we can promote a message of life and speak up for the vulnerable unborn children, so that their voice is not lost in this election.  Here is the link to our giving page.

Donate to the General Fund to support this opportunity.

This is such an exciting time.  I thank you for your generous support that has allowed us to issue Pro-Life Certifications to candidates who applied and were qualified, and conduct live Facebook interviews about life that were watched by so many the week before the election.

Please consider giving generously.


Camila (Wright) Zolfaghari
Executive Director
Georgia Life Alliance Committee


2017 Candidate Questionnaire Responses

6th Congressional District 
A SPECIAL ELECTION has been called to replace recently appointed Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price. The election will take place on April 18th. We have received the following questionnaire responses. An asterisk (*) next to a candidate’s name indicates they are certified pro-life.

Bob Gray *
Keith Grawert *
Karen Handel
William Llop *
Dan Moody*

32nd Georgia Senate District

A SPECIAL ELECTION has been called after the incumbent Senator resigned to run for congress. The election will take place on April 18th. We have received the following questionnaire responses. An asterisk (*) next to a candidate’s name indicates they are certified pro-life.

Kay Kirkpatrick *
Augustus Makris *


Dear Friend of Life,

On the final day of the 2017 legislative session, Georgia Life Alliance’s priority legislation was successfully passed by the legislature and now goes to the Governor’s desk for signature.  This bill, SB 193, will strengthen the Positive Alternatives Grant Program and allow money to get in the hands of pregnancy centers to provide services for pregnant women and their children. 

The original grant program was passed and funded last year, but due to implementation issues, several key changes needed to be made before the money could be used by our pregnancy centers. 

The most important changes were:

1. The grant money can be used to help any pregnant woman or child, and not only those that qualify based on a set of complicated calculations.

2. The pregnancy centers can decide what services they want to offer and they will not be required to offer all services if they offer any.

3. The pregnancy centers can have a religious purpose, they just cannot use the grant funds for a religious purpose.

That final change was one of the biggest implementation issues with the original law because the original language from the Department of Public Health made many pregnancy centers fear if they took the grant money they had to cease any activities involving religion.  We worked closely with the Department of Public Health to write this clarifying language so that there would be no misunderstanding about separation between the services that the grant money pays for and other work done by the pregnancy centers.

We look forward to continuing to work with the Department of Public Health and Georgia’s very important pregnancy centers as we work to get important medical and non-medical services to the pregnant women, mothers and children who need it.

Encouraging a culture that values life,

Camila (Wright) Zolfaghari
Georgia Life Alliance
Executive Director