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Voters in Georgia GOP Primary Will Vote on Personhood

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  • 2012 May 25
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Dan Becker, president of Georgia Right to Life, announced this week that Republican voters in all 159 Georgia counties will have the opportunity to approve granting "personhood" status to all human beings from "their earliest biological beginning" on the July 31 Republican primary ballot, the Christian Newswire reports. While the resolution is non-binding, Becker said its approval would "send a clear message to all elected officials in the state that a majority of voters reject the current culture of death created by abortion on demand." Specifically, the question reads: "Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended so as to provide that the paramount right to life is vested in each innocent human being from his or her earliest biological beginning without regard to age, race, sex, health, function or condition of dependency?" To become a law, the Georgia legislature would vote to place the "personhood" question on the general election ballot in 2014 to be approved by Georgia's voters. More than 34,000 babies are aborted annually in Georgia. Earlier this year, Gov. Nathan Deal signed a law prohibiting abortions after 20 weeks, which Becker estimates will save an estimated 1,500 lives per year.