2 Ga. Lawmakers Consider Abortion Legislation

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) -- Two Georgia lawmakers are considering legislation similar to the "personhood" referendum rejected by voters in Mississippi last week.

Sen. Barry Loudermilk, R-Cassville, and Rep. Rick Crawford, D-Cedartown, have both supported similar legislation previously declaring that life begins at fertilization and seeks to ban abortion. Loudermilk says he is looking at re-introducing the bill with modified language omitting references to fertilization and cloning -- words that proved problematic in the failed Mississippi ballot issue.

Crawford says despite being a member of the minority party in the state, he shares the conservative views of his constituents. He says the amendment is "an invitation to discussion" on the issue of abortion and being pro-life.

Mississippi's proposed law could have made some birth control illegal and deterred doctors from doing in-vitro fertilization.


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  • by Judy Location: Marianna on Nov 17, 2011 at 07:00 AM
    Life does begin when the sperm and egg get together. How eles does it start dividing into different parts ?Yall are a bunch of J*ck*ss*s. If you are going to stand up and be counted for something you can't be wishy washy. A fetus is alive. It will be a human, if it is left to continue developing. If I put you some where so that you can't get any food, do you cease being something that needs to eat ? No ! Think of all the people that would have been if abortion was not legal.Think of all the spirits that descended into heaven when the abortion Dr. murdered those tiny babies. Yes, I believe in God. and I believe abortion is murder.
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