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Dear Pro-life Friends

St. Paul said it best. “For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood; but against principalities and power, against the rulers of the world of this darkness, against the spirits of wickedness in the high places.” Ephesians 6:12

Even though we “wrestled with the principalities,” Georgia Right to Life (GRTL) has had a banner year. We are one of the most respected pro-life organizations in the nation. This is due to three things: the faithfulness of God, the faithfulness of GRTL staff, and the faithfulness of you, our donors.

We like to think that the best is yet to come as we end this year and head into 2013. We are filled with a profound gladness for blessings already received and with profound rejoicing for blessings that will be coming.

Your gifts determined our projects in 2012 and what you give now will help determine our projects going forward into the New Year.

Here is what you have accomplished in 2012:

  • We worked toward the passage of a Personhood-compliant Fetal Pain Law. Georgia had the second highest number of late term abortions in the nation; being a destination state for these abortions. As of January 1st, 2013 this is FINISHED. There will be babies saved because of this law. Praise God!. UPDATE: The ACLU has file an injunction – the law Is in danger of not going into effect on 1/1/13!
  • During the primary election, 66% of the Republicans in the State voted for putting a Personhood Amendment in the Constitution. Yes, it was non-binding; however, we sent a message to our legislators that Georgia is pro-life and they should be, too.
  • People have joined the movement because of our web presence. A woman in the Panhandle of Florida drove 7 hours to Orlando to become a part of Personhood there. Why? She saw our Memorial Wall, named her aborted child, and was directed to Orlando from our website.
  • The states of Alaska and Iowa want to copy our “program” in its entirety. They want the complete package from our by-laws to our Personhood displays and training to our Life and Liberty Tracker.
  • We are still reaching at-risk women with our helpline, our billboards, and our Google keyword searches.
  • We use email newsletters, social media, and speakers to reach people everywhere with our principled message of the Sanctity of Life and Personhood.

There is so much more. As we come toward the end of an exhausting but most successful year, there is hardly time to appreciate all that has been accomplished because we have so much more to do in 2013.

The ACLU has filed an injunction against the fetal pain bill to keep it from going into effect on January 1, 2013. We will keep you posted on the status of the bill.

We will pause on January 22nd of 2013, to mourn the 40th anniversary of Roe v Wade on the Capitol steps. I don’t know why it has taken 40 years to abolish abortion on demand in this country. I hope that we are seeing the Joshua generation step up to end this wandering in the wilderness by the pro-life movement. We, at GRTL, believe that Personhood is the way out of the wilderness and we will continue to lead in that direction if we have the resources.

Please, I urge you to send your most generous sacrificial year-end gift so we can continue to promote Personhood and defend life at all stages. I can’t ask you for more than you can afford, but please send what you can. We need your help to continue our good work, together.

We thank you for your past generosity and your prayers and we thank you in advance for your gift today.

Together for Life,

Daniel C. Becker, President

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Womb babies feel pain!

February 7, 2011

Dear Pro-life Friends:

Once again let me say what a joy it is to serve a 4th term as Georgia Right to Life’s Legislative Director and Lobbyist at the Georgia State Capitol. This year, as in previous years, will be a very busy and important session. There will be a number of pro-life bills that we will be working on. I will mention just 2 of them for the sake of time.

Continue reading here. . .

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Leading Pro-Life Groups Shocked at Handel’s Latest Endorsement

For Immediate Release  July 12, 2010                                                                 

Contact Melanie Crozier 770-339-6880

Lawrenceville, GA- Georgia Right to Life is stunned that former Alaskan Governor, Sarah Palin, has endorsed Karen Handel for Governor.  Mrs. Handel has proven that she is not the best candidate for Governor for the state of GA based on her more liberal views.  Although claiming to be pro-life, Mrs. Handel does not believe it necessary to protect the lives of all the preborn.  

Because of this, Georgia Right to Life chose not to endorse Mrs. Handel.  The Susan B. Anthony List, a group that seeks to see pro-life women elected, also withheld their stamp of approval from the only female candidate running in Georgia’s race for Governor. 

 “In 2010 women should stand up for women who will protect all life, not just some life”, comments Melanie Crozier, Director of GRTL’s Political Action Committee.  “I am especially surprised that Mrs. Palin would endorse a candidate that thinks pre-screening embryos for genetic disorders and abnormalities is okay, considering Mrs. Palin views those lives to be the most precious of all.”

Georgia Right to Life encourages all Georgians to vote for a candidate that has pledged to value all human life.  For a list of all GRTL PAC endorsed candidates, please visit www.grtl.org.

Georgia Right to Life (www.grtl.org) promotes respect and effective legal protection for all human life from its earliest biological beginning through natural death. GRTL is one of the number of organizations that have adopted Personhood (www.personhood.net) as the most effective pro-life strategy for the 21st century.

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Will You Pray for Georgia for the Next 12 days?

“To get  nations back on their feet, we must get down on our knees first.”

We are less than two weeks away to the July 20th elections. With each vote we have the opportunity to make a vote that is principled or one that is led by the political wind of the day.

2 Chronicles 7:13-14 states, “If My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”

We are encouraging citizens in Georgia to join Georgia Right to Life for the next 12 days to pray specifically for the elections and to humble yourself before God. We want men and women in office who see each human being as intrinsically valuable.

Below are some prayer points for you to follow in your daily times of prayer:

Day 1: Personal Preparation Psalms 51

Day 2: God’s Ability to Help Us- Psalm 77:7-15

Day 3: For the Church to Recognize Its Responsibility- Matthew 5:13-16

Day 4:For God to Open the Eyes of Our Fellow Georgians- Psalm 73

Day 5: Revival and Spritual Awakening- Psalm 85:6-13

Day 6: God’s Intervention to Turn the Tide- 2 Chronicles 7:12-15

Day 7: Confusion and Corruption- Isaiah 3:12-13

Day 8: The Killing of the Unborn- Psalms 139:13-16

Day 9: For Every Person in Georgia to Realize They are Created in God’s Image- Genesis 1:26-27

Day 10: For the Church and Our Leaders to Wake Up to the Call to Adoption-James 1:27

Day 11: For Revival Worldwide- Psalms 117

Day 12: Praise God for What He Will Do- Psalms 149

These prayer points were adapted from Intouch Ministries 140 Days of Intercession for America prayer points. You can visit www.intouch.org for the full list of prayer points until the general election in November.

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Are Black Children an Endangered Species?

The question behind the Atlanta billboard campaign Black Children are an Endangered Species is are the numbers true?

Are black children being aborted at such a high rate that they are an endangered species?

Check out this link below to see a clip where Catherine Davis, Director of Minority Outreach addresses this very issue

http://amfix.blogs.cnn.com/2010/02/24/billboard-campaign-sparks-race-debate/

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40 Days to End Abortion in Georgia

40 Days to End Abortion in Georgia

By Kateri Howard

Last September, Atlanta once again united with thousands of believers across America in the nationally coordinated 40 Days for Life campaign of prayer and fasting to end abortion.  In October, strongholds crumbled.

Former Director of Planned Parenthood in Bryan, Texas

In Pensacola, Florida, an abortion facility that had stood for twenty-five years in the city, a dark seemingly unshakable fortress of evil, was shut down.

In Bryan, Texas, the director of the local Planned Parenthood walked out.

In Kalispell, Montana, the local Planned Parenthood closed completely.

On November 2, figures were released showing at least 534 babies confirmed as saved from abortion in just over 40 days.

What a sign of hope!  The best part of these incredible pro-life successes is that they did not come from big funding, political strategies, or legal action.  Important as those can be, ultimately, it is the Lord himself who transforms hearts and heals the wounds of nations.  These hope-filled successes are the results of people who simply put their trust in God in prayer and fasting, and took their faith to the streets.  He did the rest.

To date, more than 5000 churches in five nations have joined 40 Days for Life in their local communities.  Through their efforts, hundreds of men and women have been spared the pain and loss of abortion.  Hundreds more with abortion in their past have found forgiveness, hope, and healing.  Dozens of abortion facilities have cut back hours.  At least twenty-nine abortion industry workers have quit the deadly industry.

Here in Atlanta last fall, over a dozen churches from more than four denominations prayed and fasted in this powerful campaign.  People of faith from diverse corners of the Atlanta area – Gainesville – Marietta – Alpharetta – drove into the city to participate in peaceful hours of prayerful vigil at the Feminist Women’s Health Center abortion facility.  Speakers took a pro-life message to youth, and campaign volunteers contributed to the placing of a billboard with a pregnancy center hotline number in a strategic interstate location.  Most importantly, by the grace of God we know of six lives that were saved as through these efforts, and I am hopeful that somehow through our prayers and presence God has begun to melt the hearts even of the abortionists and workers at the facility.

To stand in front of the facility and see people go in and out and pray for them, or even try to talk to them is an experience that goes right to your heart.  One man who rolled down his window to speak with me, it later turned out may have been one of the abortionists.  He said no one wants to adopt black babies.  That’s just not true of course, and it was the saddest thing to hear him say, since he himself is black.  Some other pro-lifers and I afterwards spiritually adopted him and have been praying for him ever since.

In any given community, the most visible component of a 40 Days for Life campaign is typically that peaceful, round the clock vigil presence outside the local abortion facility.  40 Days participants also perform community outreach projects, knocking on neighbors doors, writing letters to the editor, and spreading the pro-life message in other creative ways.  In Atlanta, we’ll be carrying out five community outreach projects this spring.  But the results of these visible efforts flow from the hidden centerpiece of the campaign, prayer and fasting.

Through humble prayer and fasting, Christians tap into God’s promise of healing for a nation

If my people, who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land. (2 Chronicles 7:14)

Efforts at ending abortion once and for all have not succeeded – yet!  Jesus speaks of some demons that can only be cast out through prayer and fasting.  Through humble prayer and fasting, strongholds are crumbling.  Through humble prayer and fasting, hearts are being changed and healing taking place.  Through the humble prayer and fasting of the 40 Days for Life campaign, God Himself appears to be moving to bring about the beginning of the end of abortion across America.

The dates for the Spring 40 Days for Life campaign are February 17th thru March 28th.

For More Information about the Atlanta 40 Days for Life Campaign and to find out how to get involved or get your church involved, please visit, http://www.40daysforlife.com/atlanta/

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A Star Studded Event: Updates from the 2009 REACH Dinner

2009 Changing Hearts and Saving Lives Dinner a Success!
By Steve Bowman, GRTL Director of Development

106The 2009 benefit dinner on October 29 is now history. The event took place at the Cobb Galleria again, and by all counts was a big success.  Well attended, with over 430 attendees,  the mood was upbeat, and the message challenging and encouraging.  Donna Rodriguez, host of Dishing with Donna Show on WGKA radio, was our emcee.

Our newest video debuted, highlighting the various aspects of our work.  It included testimonies from Joni Eareckson Tada, Mat Staver of Liberty Counsel,  Rev. Flip Benham, and Jill Stanek, recounting what we are doing and why it is so critically important to the future of the nation.  Several of our staff, including our Minority Outreach Director, Catherine Davis,  Legislative Director, Mike Griffin, donor Greg Wi031nchester, and board member Melanie Crozier emphasized their perspectives in how the battle for life is being waged here in Georgia.

Dan Becker, President, educated on the importance of passing relevant legislation, and what the stakes are for preserving the dignity of human life. He also announced a cooperative effort to challenge Roe vs. Wade in 2010, and our newest initiative in training high school and college students in pro-life apologetics with the goal to confront their peers with the truth about human life issues.

 Cindy O’Leary, Executive Director of the Hope Center in Woodstock, GA, gave testimony about a client who had seen one of our ads and received help, resulting in saving her child’s life.

092Finally, Star Parker hit a home run with her energetic address on the issues distressing our nation, decrying the destruction of human lives through abortion and other technologies. She detailed the moral decline in our society, particular in the black communities,  which are plagued by the abortion industry.

If you missed the event, and would like to hear more about what we emphasized that night, please contact me at stevebowman@grtl.org.

Writing your will?  Consider including Georgia Right to Life in your estate planning. A gift to GRTL can save lives as an ongoing legacy. Please contact us concerning your gift of an IRA,  or an appreciated stock. Call 770.339.6880.

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