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Georgia’s “Personhood Amendment” Passes With a Super Majority
grtl.org ^ | Aug. 1st, 2012 | Suzanne Ward

Posted on 08/01/2012 6:13:09 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta

NORCROSS, Ga., August 1, 2012/ Georgia Right to Life President Dan Becker today called on the State Legislature to acknowledge clear public sentiment and approve placing a human rights amendment before all voters in 2014. By a 2-to-1 margin the majority party of Georgia has voted to protect all “human life from its earliest biological beginning.”

“Personhood amendments do not grant rights to anyone – they merely recognize the God-given rights of every individual human being. The people of Georgia have shown that they are ready to vote ‘Yes’ on personhood, it is time for the legislature to ensure that the Georgia Personhood amendment is on the ballot,” Becker said, “. . . time to let every Georgian decide the human rights issue of the 21st century.” State law requires legislative approval to authorize ballot amendment questions.

Tuesday’s non-binding GOP primary results showed that a super majority (66% of voters) expressed support for amending the state constitution to grant the “paramount right to life” to all innocent human beings from their earliest biological beginning until natural death. The Amendment question won in 158 of 159 counties, garnering 593,250 votes of the 902,512 cast statewide. In most counties the “YES” vote was between 71% to 78%.... read more...

(Excerpt) Read more at grtl.org ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: conception; life; prolife; righttolife
This is really good news.
1 posted on 08/01/2012 6:13:17 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta
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To: FreeAtlanta

Praise the Lord


2 posted on 08/01/2012 6:15:23 PM PDT by reasonisfaith (Why do you seek the living among the dead? (Luke 24:5))
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To: FreeAtlanta

The pro-life leaders in Georgia have never given up for over 40 years...it’s a beginning....


3 posted on 08/01/2012 6:16:37 PM PDT by georgia peach (georgia peach)
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To: FreeAtlanta

Fabulous news.

Praise God!


4 posted on 08/01/2012 6:18:24 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: FreeAtlanta

Go Georgia!


5 posted on 08/01/2012 6:18:51 PM PDT by Leep
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To: georgia peach

God bless them all.

Praise God!


6 posted on 08/01/2012 6:19:12 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: georgia peach

The AJC doesn’t mention this on their website. It passed by a large majority.


7 posted on 08/01/2012 6:19:38 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: FreeAtlanta

Good.

If an unborn is a person, killing of the person is murder, and murdering a person has no statute of limitations, my question is: can murdering doctors and “mothers” be brought to justice? The justice won’t be done until every single abortionist and whores are brought to justice for their past and present murders.


8 posted on 08/01/2012 6:19:49 PM PDT by sagar
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To: FreeAtlanta

Only the Republican ballot. I don’t think it was on the Democrat ballot.

http://www.forsythco.com/VoterFiles/Democratic%20Consolidated%20Ballot%207.31.12.pdf


9 posted on 08/01/2012 6:28:28 PM PDT by Little Ray (AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: FreeAtlanta

“State law requires legislative approval to authorize ballot amendment questions.”

Pardon my skepticism, but the chances of that actually happening are....?

I just don’t see partisan politics as being the larger part of the solution here. I have no doubt that the legislature WOULD act to illegalize infanticide. It would just happen about 3 weeks after the last clinic closed for lack of business. Better to attack it from the demand side of the equation where we’re actually seeing some great progress.


10 posted on 08/01/2012 6:32:12 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Vote for willard. Because "our" pro-abort, anti-gun socialist is SO much better than theirs.)
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11 posted on 08/01/2012 6:44:46 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: FreeAtlanta

Thank the Lord above!
I voted for it.

And, I want to thank the Freeper who came up with the tagline “Abortion: Human sacrifice to the god of convenience.”

This needs to be stamped on every outgoing envelope in Christian households.


12 posted on 08/01/2012 6:52:16 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: sagar

No ex post facto laws.


13 posted on 08/01/2012 6:55:19 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: FreeAtlanta

Awesome news for the born and the unborn!


14 posted on 08/01/2012 6:58:51 PM PDT by LUV W (Never forget...WE have THEM surrounded! ~ Rush Limbaugh)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

“No ex post facto laws.”

That was random.


15 posted on 08/01/2012 7:03:59 PM PDT by Monorprise
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Would “ex post facto laws” restriction apply with mass murderers like abortionists? The Nazi war criminals would not be hanged, because what they did was not illegal at all. After all, those murdered were not legally humans under the laws that they were operating under.


16 posted on 08/01/2012 7:11:22 PM PDT by sagar
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To: sagar

Excellent news. :b:

And people say we can’t get this passed!


17 posted on 08/01/2012 7:29:20 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas, Texas, Whisky)
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To: sagar
We don't have ex post facto laws in this country. If you did something legally last week, you can't be punished next week because it was made illegal this week.
18 posted on 08/01/2012 7:33:14 PM PDT by ExGeeEye (Romney Sucks. Mutiny Now!)
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To: sagar

The Nuremberg Trials were, sorry to say it, not done under US Law but under the code “the Winner Writes the Rules, and Ususally on the Fly.” Justice Jackson justified his own participation in almost that phraseology.

Even so, sort of a win for justice, because there was at least a form of due process and at least two acquittals in a time when one of the Winners (USSR) wanted to hang the lot of them out of hand.


19 posted on 08/01/2012 7:40:55 PM PDT by ExGeeEye (Romney Sucks. Mutiny Now!)
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To: FreeAtlanta

Go Georgia!


20 posted on 08/01/2012 7:45:03 PM PDT by 1035rep
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To: sagar

I believe that the Nazis were prosecuted under international war crimes laws that were in place at the time.


21 posted on 08/01/2012 7:49:35 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: Monorprise

It was an answer to the question posed in post #8.


22 posted on 08/01/2012 7:50:40 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: reasonisfaith

AMEN


23 posted on 08/01/2012 8:02:40 PM PDT by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN 2012 OR BUST)
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To: Little Ray

You’re correct. It wasn’t on the dem ballot, but then, they had this one:

Democratic Party Question 3
Should Georgia adopt an income tax credit for home energy costs to support the economic security of our families?


24 posted on 08/01/2012 8:47:47 PM PDT by Heart of Georgia (Boston's mayor is anti-Christian and anti-free speech.)
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To: FreeAtlanta

66% of Republicans voting YES is good news, so long as we can count on over 30% of Democrats to vote in favor of a Personhood Amendment. Remember, if an amendment is put up to a vote, Democrats get to vote on it as well.

I was disappointed to see the amendment fail *among Republicans* in Athens-Clarke County, and to get such a tiny percentage margin among Republicans in Fulton, DeKalb and Gwinnett Counties.


25 posted on 08/01/2012 8:49:20 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: Mortrey

“Thank the Lord above!”

Amen. I voted for it as well but can’t help but feel sad about the large number who voted against it - 34.30%.


26 posted on 08/01/2012 9:03:18 PM PDT by Heart of Georgia (Boston's mayor is anti-Christian and anti-free speech.)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

I didn’t know that it was only on the Republican ballot. That takes some of the air out of it. :-(


27 posted on 08/01/2012 10:14:04 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: sagar; RKBA Democrat

“my question is: can murdering doctors and “mothers” be brought to justice? “

Punitive laws can’t be made retroactive, and no one is arguing for that.


28 posted on 08/01/2012 10:14:04 PM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: Persevero

We have thousands of cases of mass murders and crimes against humanity. If the unborn are persons and MILLIONS of persons have died at the direct hand of their killers, should there be no responsibility to go around?


29 posted on 08/01/2012 10:18:09 PM PDT by sagar
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To: sagar

“We have thousands of cases of mass murders and crimes against humanity. If the unborn are persons and MILLIONS of persons have died at the direct hand of their killers, should there be no responsibility to go around?”

Morally, yes. Legally, no.


30 posted on 08/01/2012 10:46:48 PM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: FreeAtlanta

Makes this song sound better and better every day:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pqaf2wP7hQE&bpctr=1343888512

If South the Would’ve Won - Hank Williams Jr.

If the South would’ve won we’d a had it made,
I’d prob’ly run for President of the Southern State.
The day Elvis passed away would be our national holiday,
If the South would a won we’d had a it made.

I’d make my Supreme Court down in Texas,
And we wouldn’t have no killers gettin’off free.
If they were proven guilty, then they would swing quickly,
Instead of writin’ books and smilin’ on T.V.

We’d all learn Cajun cookin’ in Louisiana,
And I’d put that capitol back in Alabama.
We’d put Florida on the right track ‘cause, we’d take Miami back,
And throw all them pushers in the slammer.

If the South would’ve won we’d a had it made,
I’d prob’ly run for President of the Southern States.
The day young Skynyrd died we’d show our Southern Pride,
If the South would a won we’d had a it made.

I’d have all the whiskey made in Tennessee,
And all the horses raised in those Kentucky hills.
The national treasury would be in Tupelo, Mississippi
And I’d put Hank Williams’ picture on one hundred dollar bills.

I’d have all the cars made in the Carolina’s,
And I’d ban all the ones made in China.
I’d have every girl and child sent to Georgia to learn to smile,
And talk with that southern accent that drives me wild.

I’d have all the fiddles made in Virginia
‘Cause they sure can make ‘em sound so fine.
I’m goin’ up on Wolverton mountain and see ol’ Clifton Clowers,
And have a sip of his good ol’ Arkansas wine.

Hey, if the South woulda won we’d had it made
I’d prob’ly run for President of the Southern States,
When Patsy Cline passed away that would be our national holiday,
If the South woulda won we’d a had it made.

If the South woulda won we’d a had it made.


31 posted on 08/01/2012 10:54:15 PM PDT by GR_Jr. (Vote Obama out now.....deal with Romney later.)
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To: FreeAtlanta
It is excellent news, and it confirms:

Georgia, Is a Woomderful Place

32 posted on 08/01/2012 11:19:04 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Remove all Democrats from the Republican party, and we won't have much Left, just a lot of Right.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
No ex post facto laws.

Just try to convince those dead people, that Clinton dug up and taxed.

33 posted on 08/01/2012 11:58:43 PM PDT by itsahoot (Old people cost too much money. They make lots of typos too.)
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To: Persevero

Ex post facto laws are specifically prohibited by the Constitution. And for me this has always been about stopping the butchery, not exacting vengeance.


34 posted on 08/02/2012 3:28:57 AM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Vote for willard. Because "our" pro-abort, anti-gun socialist is SO much better than theirs.)
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To: RKBA Democrat

Terrri Schiavo was executed under an ex post facto law in FL. They just called it a “civil law” to make it “legal.”
And we are depending on Floridians to right our ship of state??? A lot of America’s decline started the day Terri Schiavo was murdered by the state. And John Paul II died the next day.


35 posted on 08/02/2012 4:38:08 AM PDT by Theodore R. (Past is prologue: The American people again let us down in this election cycle.)
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To: FreeAtlanta

I am glad to see that a majority of repubbies in Georgia still believe.


36 posted on 08/02/2012 5:03:42 AM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: sagar
can murdering doctors and “mothers” be brought to justice?

At the time of the commission, their crime was decriminalized (even declared a "right"). So that would be their defense.

However, we have a precedence in international justice in the Nuremberg process. Those prosecuted at Nuremberg had a stronger defense: not only were their actions legal, they were under orders.

I disagree with that. I believe that the war criminals should have been prosecuted under the laws of Nazi Germany.

But regardless of what I think, the "mothers" today should know that if they commit an abortion today, they will pay for it one day. The laws that they hide behind today won't protect them forever.

37 posted on 08/02/2012 5:10:47 AM PDT by annalex (fear them not)
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