Wednesday, January 23, 2013
According to recent polls and research, public opinion is shifting since the U.S. Supreme Court decision 40 years ago gave women the right to choose abortion.
Wednesday, January 23
Tuesday marked the 40th anniversary of the culture-changing Roe v. Wade decision, when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that prohibiting a woman's right to choose abortion was a violation of her constitutional rights. Since Jan. 22, 1973, the debate and perception of Roe v. Wade has evidently evolved. According to a recent NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, a majority of Americans say in most all cases, abortion should be legal. The poll shows 54 percent of adults believe the right to have an abortion should be afforded to women in all cases, or with exceptions, while 44 percent say it should be illegal. Seventy percent of people are against Roe v. Wade ever being overturned, according to the poll. The ruling by Supreme Court justices all …
Saturday, March 31, 2012
What do you think about the newly passed legislation banning most abortions after 20 weeks?
Saturday, March 31, 2012
The Georgia General Assembly passed a "fetal pain" abortion bill in the final hour of the 2012 legislative session Thursday night. If signed by Gov. Nathan Deal as expected, H.B. 954 would ban abortion after 20 weeks, the midpoint of pregnancy, except in "medically futile" cases or when the mother risks death or irreversible physical damage. The bill defines "medically futile" as a birth defect "that is incompatible with life"—essentially, a woman won't be forced to carry to term a fetus doctors think can't survive. There are no exceptions for rape or incest. The measure moves the cutoff for abortions back from 26 weeks because, it says, a fetus can feel pain at 20 weeks. The House voted 106-59 with about 40 minutes left in the 40-day …
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
The House voted on 36 bills on Monday in a hurry to get things through the legislative agenda.
Wednesday is the final chance for legislation in the House of Representatives to "crossover" to the Senate for a vote before the legislative session ends. In a release, Sean Jerguson, (R-Holly Springs), said the House voted on 36 bills on Monday. Tough issues remain, though. The House voted in favor of HB 954 that would ban abortion in Georgia after a pregnancy reaches 20 weeks in an attempt to "protect the unborn at a stage of development where medical evidence indicates a fetus might be capable of feeling pain," according to a release. The bill also eliminates the language that provides an exception for the mental and physical health of the mother. They also voted in favor of HB 456 to reduce the size of government and its unnecessary …
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
The bill’s author, Rep. Yasmin Neal (D-Jonesboro): "It is patently unfair that men can avoid unwanted fatherhood by presuming that their judgment over such matters is more valid than the judgment of the General Assembly."
Georgia House and Senate legislators will hold a public hearing Wednesday to call attention to the double standard on reproductive rights by introducing the Anti-Vasectomy Act. The act was inspired, in part, by Athens Democrat-turned-Republican state Rep. Doug McKillip's abortion legislation H.B. 954, which attacks women's reproductive rights, according to House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams. "It is the obligation of the General Assembly to assert an equally invasive state interest in the reproductive habits of men and substitute the will of the government over the will of adult men," Abrams said. Rep. Yasmin Neal (D-Jonesboro), author of the Anti-Vasectomy Act, said thousands of children are deprived of birth in Georgia every year because…
Sunday, August 28, 2011
The Sanctity of Human Life Act (Personhood Bill) has been re-introduced by U.S. Representative Paul Broun, M.D. (R-GA). The time for repentance and defending innocent children is a priority.
Sunday, August 28, 2011
By Steve Lefemine Representative Paul Broun has re-introduced the Sanctity of Human Life Act (Personhood Bill), calling all Republicans to take pro-life action. The Sanctity of Human Life Act, H.R. 212, declares that the right to life guaranteed by the Constitution is vested in each human being, and is the paramount and most fundamental right of a person: “The right to life is our most important fundamental right, and it should be defended vigorously and absolutely,” said Broun. “As a physician, I know on the basis of medical and scientific evidence that human life begins with fertilization." Broun is committed to ensuring that not even one tax dollar is used to fund abortion but that is not enough, he said. The Sanctity of Human Life Act…
Friday, July 29, 2011
The Northeast Cobb legislator was one of Georgia's most controversial politicians.
First elected to the Georgia House of Representatives in 1996, Republican Rep. Robert "Bobby" Franklin represented the 43rd District and lived in Northeast Cobb. Franklin served as a member of the Banks and Banking, Information and Audits, Legislative and Congressional Reapportionment, and Judiciary (Non-Civil) committees. He previously served on the Natural Resources and Environment and Special Judiciary committees. According to close family friend Jenny Hodges, who considers Franklin a brother, he seriously considered his oath of office and never knowingly acted in violation of that oath in upholding the U.S. Constitution and the Georgia Constitution. He read both yearly, from cover to cover, and kept a copy of both close at hand for …