Throughout the state on July 20th, voters supported an amendment to the Georgia State Constitution that said the “right to life is vested in each human being from their earliest biological beginning until natural death” and that right should be protected by law.
In all 46 counties where the amendment was presented, it passed overwhelmingly by an amazing 75 % ! Georgia is the first state in the nation where voters have said “Yes” to the Personhood question.
Georgia Right to life chapters began work this spring in requesting that their local county parties place this non-binding “party” question on their local party ballots. Both Democrat and Republican parties were approached. Butts county was the only county to succeed in getting both parties to cooperate and approve the measure (Republicans 79% and the Democrats 72%). “There is no question that the people of Georgia would pass a Personhood Amendment” IF given the chance!”, says Dan Becker, President of Georgia Right to Life. “The ball is now in the Legislature’s hands to allow the people a voice on the most pressing human rights issue of the 21st century . . . deny them at your own peril.”
In 2011, GRTL will use the results of the ballot to lobby the Georgia Legislature to place a constitutional amendment on the 2012 general election ballot.
The counties in Georgia and their percentages are Bacon (88%), Banks (85%), Bartow (81%), Brantley (88%), Bulloch (84%), Burke (86%), Butts –Republican ballot (79%), Butts Democratic ballot (72%), Carroll (80%), Chatham (78%), Cherokee (75%), Clayton (77%), Coffee (87%), Colquitt ( 85%), DeKalb (60%), Dooly (87%), Fannin (80%), Fulton (62%), Glynn (72%), Gordon (85%), Gwinnett (71%), Hall (78%), Hart (83%), Jackson (82%), Jasper (76%), Jeff Davis (92%), Jones (80%), Lamar (80%), Liberty (78%), Lowndes (85%), Murray (88%), Muscogee (81%), Paulding (80%), Pickens (75%), Pierce (89%), Spalding (80%), Thomas (84%), Tift (84%), Towns (81%), Troup (82%), Twiggs (87%), Union (78%), Walker (85%), Walton (82%), Ware (87%), Wilcox (86%), Worth (85%).