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In keeping with their radical crusade to defend abortion up until and after birth, Planned Parenthood, the ACLU, and their surrogates have officially sued Governor Kemp and the state of Georgia to overturn our Heartbeat Bill.

We are not surprised, we are ready, and we will fight.

Georgia’s LIFE Act is different from every other Heartbeat Bill in the nation, because we recognize that the child in the womb is a person and should be protected by the 14th Amendment. This concept terrifies the abortion industry, because it would end abortion everywhere for any reason. That’s why they will stop at nothing to defeat Georgia’s law.

This lawsuit is an attack on human rights and an egregious attempt to deny personhood to a class of humans.

But, despite their barbaric targeting and killing people based on their race, gender, and age, the abortion industry will be on the wrong side of history and they will lose.

Governor Kemp and Georgia Life Alliance are committed to fighting for the most pro-life law in the nation, but we need your help.

We need you to pray for Governor Kemp, our legal team, and support our efforts to defend the Heartbeat Bill.

Forward this email to your pro-life friends and family to start a prayer chain and chip in $5, $25, $50, or $100 before our quarterly deadline to help us lead the fight.

Don’t let Planned Parenthood wage war against our children without opposition! As the only Georgia-based right to life group supporting Governor Kemp and the Heartbeat Bill, we need your support now more than ever.

Together for life,

Joshua Edmonds
Executive Director

November 29, 2018
Contact: Joshua Edmonds
[email protected]

ATLANTA – Georgia Life Alliance Committee (GLAC) has issued an official pro-life certification to Public Service Commissioner Chuck Eaton ahead of the critical December 4 Runoff Election.

“It is critical, now more than ever, to ensure that leaders at all levels of our government understand that the right to life is the fundamental right upon which all others are built,” said GLA Executive Director Joshua Edmonds. “That’s why I’m proud to announce that Public Service Commissioner Chuck Eaton has been officially certified as a pro-life candidate by GLAC.”

Georgia Life Alliance Committee has conducted a comprehensive application and certification process since 2015 to certify candidates who support GLA’s mission to build a culture of life in Georgia. The GLA Pro-life Certification packet can be found on the GLA website.

“I call on every pro-life Georgian to ensure they do their part to support pro-life candidates like Chuck Eaton in the December 4th election,” said Edmonds. “We can’t let radicals rise to power in Georgia. Every vote counts.”

Commissioner Eaton’s individual candidate questionnaire can be found here.

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


New GLA Leadership Team

November 26, 2018
Contact: Joshua Edmonds
[email protected]

2019 is bringing new leadership around Georgia. As GLA-certified elected officials begin taking the helm in state government, Georgia Life Alliance will also be starting this next chapter in our state with a new leadership team, effective November 26th.

board-profile_picEmily Matson, former Executive Director and current General Counsel, will continue providing her invaluable tenure of leadership at GLA as Chairman of the Board. 

“I am so honored to continue serving this incredible organization,” Said Matson. “And I know that we have a great team put together to bring the pro-life movement to new heights in 2019 by building on the foundation that was laid during my time as Executive Director.”

That new team also includes brand-new Executive Director, Joshua Edmonds.

STONERIDGE-RHEIN044 copyEdmonds is no stranger to the pro-life cause and is well-known around the pro-life movement. A former staffer for Senator Renee Unterman, he spent 2018 consulting to help elect pro-life candidates around the nation like Mike Braun in Indiana and Geoff Duncan in Georgia. He has spent the last 9 years as a pro-life leader, including as the former Director of Education & Legislation at Georgia Right to Life.

“It’s beyond humbling to take on this new role at GLA. I’m standing on the shoulders of giants here,” Edmonds exclaimed. “I’ve already been speaking with pro-life leaders around the state and everyone is excited about the vision we have for 2019.”

“The Board has the utmost confidence in Joshua, and his experience in nonprofits, state agency, the legislature, elections, and lobbying for the pro-life community make him the perfect fit for GLA,” said Board Chairman Emily Matson.

Mary BoyertAnother veteran joining the GLA leadership team is former Respect For Life Ministries Director, Mary Boyert. After a legacy of service at the Atlanta Catholic Archdiocese, Mary will bring her invaluable knowledge and experience to GLA as Director of Operations.

“I have served in the pro-life community for a very long time, and I’ve never been as encouraged as I am today by the leadership of this movement and the direction we are headed,” Boyert said. “This is a unique moment in history.”

Rounding out the leadership team is Jay Williams, Founder of The Stoneridge Group, who will serve as a Senior Advisor to the Board. 

“We have the perfect team in place,” Edmonds said. “2019 is going to be the biggest year yet for the pro-life movement.”