State of Georgia Archives: on Abortion


Vernon Jones: Opposed anti-abortion "heartbeat" bill enacted in Georgia

Jones must answer for a long history of controversy in public office that includes allegations of sexual assault that he has denied, along with votes that could alienate Republicans such as Jones' opposition to a strict anti-abortion "heartbeat" measure that Kemp signed into law in 2019.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution on 2022 Georgia Governor race Apr 16, 2021

Raphael Warnock: Pro-choice: focused on infant and maternal mortality

Warnock: I have a profound reverence for life and an abiding respect for choice. But those who are concerned about life, and I certainly am, ought to be focused on the incredibly high rates of infant mortality and maternal mortality in our country when compared to other developed nations, that's something that government can work on and I've been working on it in my entire career.
Source: Senate Runoff: 2019-20 Georgia 2-year Senate debate Dec 6, 2020

David Perdue: Backed ban on most abortions after six weeks

Q: Keep legal or ban?

Perdue: Ban. "Will continue fighting to protect the unborn." Backed ban on most abortions after six weeks that the courts overturned. Co-sponsored bill to end any federal funding of Planned Parenthood.

Ossoff: Legal. "I will only vote to confirm federal judges who pledge to uphold Roe v. Wade." Will defend Planned Parenthood's "essential preventative and reproductive Health Care services."

Source: CampusElect on 2020 Georgia Senate race Nov 3, 2020

Doug Collins: Co-sponsored bill giving legal protections to unborn

Q: Abortion--Keep legal or ban?

Doug Collins: Ban. "Unapologetically pro-life." Co-sponsored bill giving legal protections to unborn. Co-sponsored Defund Planned Parenthood Act and bill banning any entity that provides abortions from receiving paycheck protection loan

Kelly Loeffler: Ban. "Unapologetically pro-life." Has co-sponsored "four bills to protect the unborn."

Raphael Warnock: Legal. Supports "a woman's right to choose , a decision between her and her doctor."

Source: CampusElect on 2019-20 Georgia 2-year Senate race Nov 3, 2020

Ed Tarver: Government should not legislate women's health decisions

Q: Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

A: The government should not legislate women's health decisions or dictate what is best for a woman's own body. Abortion is a medical option in cases when the fetus is no longer viable and in cases of extreme genetic dysmorphism. Additionally, abortion should be an option for women in cases of rape and/or incest.

Source: AFA iVoterGuide on 2019-20 Georgia 2-year Senate Nov 3, 2020

Jon Ossoff: Will only confirm judges pledged to uphold Roe v. Wade

Q: Keep abortion legal or ban?

Ossoff: Legal. "I will only vote to confirm federal judges who pledge to uphold Roe v. Wade." Will defend Planned Parenthood's "essential preventative and reproductive health care services."

Perdue: Ban. "Will continue fighting to protect the unborn." Backed ban on most abortions after six weeks that the courts overturned. Co-sponsored bill to end any federal funding of Planned Parenthood.

Source: CampusElect on 2020 Georgia Senate race Nov 3, 2020

Kelly Loeffler: Co-sponsored four bills to protect the unborn

Q: Abortion--Keep legal or ban?

Kelly Loeffler: Ban. "Unapologetically pro-life." Has co-sponsored "four bills to protect the unborn." Called for investigating Planned Parenthood for receiving taxpayer funds under the Paycheck Protection Program.

Raphael Warnock: Legal. Supports "a woman's right to choose , a decision between her and her doctor." Opposes "all partisan attacks defunding healthcare providers like Planned Parenthood."

Source: CampusElect on 2019-20 Georgia 2-year Senate race Nov 3, 2020

Raphael Warnock: A decision between a woman and her doctor

Q: Abortion--Keep legal or ban?

Raphael Warnock: Legal. Supports "a woman's right to choose; a decision between her and her doctor." Opposes "all partisan attacks defunding healthcare providers like Planned Parenthood."

Kelly Loeffler: Ban. "Unapologetically pro-life." Has co-sponsored "four bills to protect the unborn." Called for investigating Planned Parenthood for receiving taxpayer funds under the Paycheck Protection Program.

Source: CampusElect on 2019-20 Georgia 2-year Senate race Nov 3, 2020

Shane Hazel: Government has helped execute over 70 million babies

Q: Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation?

A: Pro-life. Federal Government has helped execute over 70 million babies. We would save more babies if we decentralized the power to the states. I will support decentralized power in the case of infanticide.

Source: 2020 PVS Political Courage Test on 2020 Georgia Senate race Sep 1, 2020

Jon Ossoff: Will only vote to confirm judges who will uphold Roe v. Wade

I am pro-choice. I believe that women, not the government, should control the private, personal, and complex decision whether to terminate a pregnancy. In the Senate, I will only vote to confirm federal judges who pledge to uphold Roe v. Wade.
Source: 2020 Georgia Senate campaign website ElectJon.com Jul 2, 2020

Kelly Loeffler: Endorsed by Susan B. Anthony List; unapologetically pro-life

A devout Christian, Kelly Loeffler is unapologetically pro-life. During her short time in the U.S. Senate, she has co-sponsored four bills to protect the unborn. She is proud to be endorsed by Susan B Anthony List--a leading pro-life organization in America.
Source: Susan B. Anthony 2020 Georgia Senate endorsements Jun 16, 2020

Raphael Warnock: Planned Parenthood endorsement: will fight new restrictions

Planned Parenthood Action Fund said it backs Warnock. Staci Fox, the head of Planned Parenthood's Atlanta-based chapter, called Warnock a "dedicated champion" who will fight new abortion restrictions in the U.S. Senate. "The people of Georgia are done seeing the Trump administration and the current senators try to use every trick in the book to chip away at health care access and safety net programs, and are ready for a bold leader who will fight back against these harmful policies," she said.
Source: AJC on 2019-20 Georgia 2-year Senate endorsements May 20, 2020

Raphael Warnock: Longtime supporter of contraceptive access & abortion rights

Warnock, who worked as a sexual health educator before joining the clergy, has long been a vocal supporter of abortion rights. Dr. Ginger Davis Floyd, a former state health official, recalled his work in college seeking to reduce teenage pregnancy and infant mortality. "From first-hand experience, I know he is a tremendous advocate for women's health, contraceptive access, and the pro-choice movement," she said.
Source: AJC on 2019-20 Georgia 2-year Senate endorsements May 20, 2020

Raphael Warnock: Supports Roe and a woman's right to choose

Warnock has fought to increase safe and affordable access to contraceptives and achieve reproductive justice. With Washington politicians still working to overturn˙Roe v. Wade˙and repeal the Affordable Care Act, which would allow insurance companies to treat pregnancy as a pre-existing condition, Reverend Warnock recognizes that women's health care is under attack like never before. As a Senator, he will stand up for reproductive justice and a woman's right to choose.
Source: 2020 Georgia Senate campaign website WarnockForGeorgia.com May 17, 2020

Allen Buckley: No regulations or funding regarding abortion

Abortion needs to remain a private matter without government funding. Personally, I do not like abortion. However, the question is: What is the best government policy? Given the facts that it is very hard to stop an abortion (i.e., policing-wise) and a person who is willing to have an abortion to prevent herself from being a mother would be the parent of the unwanted child, I believe the best government policy is to stay out."
Source: 2019-20 Georgia 2-year Senate campaign BuckleyForSenate.org May 2, 2020

Brian Kemp: We need to protect the unborn and the born

During debate on the heartbeat bill, I would always start with a simple statement: Georgia is a state that values life. Honestly, it's hard to disagree with that. We live in a place where every person matters - young or old, rich or poor, any race from any place. As a pro-life Governor, I believe that we need to protect the unborn and the born. We have to defend those in the womb and then champion those when they leave the delivery room.
Source: 2020 Georgia State of the State address Jan 16, 2020

Teresa Tomlinson: A woman is the sole fiduciary of her body and any pregnancy

Source: 2020 Georgia Senate campaign website, TeresaTomlinson.com Jan 12, 2020

Kelly Loeffler: Fierce opponent of abortion

In her introductory news conference, Loeffler pledged allegiance to Trump and decried Democrats' efforts to impeach the president as a "circus." She said she would defend the Second Amendment, support Trump's border wall and conservative judges and will be a fierce opponent of abortion. "Contrary to what you might see in the media, not every strong American woman is a liberal," she said. "Many of us are conservative and proud of it."
Source: Atlanta Journal-Const.on 2019-20 Georgia 2-year Senate race Dec 6, 2019

Kelly Loeffler: Would support legislation to limit abortions

Anti-abortion groups have attacked Kemp's choice, painting Loeffler as a pro-abortion rights individual over her donations to an area hospital--which has not performed elective abortions and hasn't for at least a decade. During her announcement, Loeffler said she would support legislation to limit abortions.
Source: OpenSecrets.org on 2019-20 Georgia 2-year Senate race Dec 4, 2019

Derrick Grayson: Life begins at conception

I believe in the sanctity of ALL Human Life. For me, and science, life begins at conception. Albeit only a clump of cells, engaged in the process of division, it has begun a path of growth with the end result being that of the birth of a Human Baby. That is where life starts and it ends in the physical realm at death. It's a damned shame that we've reached a point to where in order to dehumanize the process of Life, many refer to that life in it's initial stages as a zygote or a clump of cells.
Source: 2019-20 Georgia Senate campaign website GraysonForGA.com Nov 22, 2019

Derrick Grayson: Will fight any taxpayer funding, let charity pay for it

I know many are concerned about Rape, Incest and even those who may have some cognitive limitations. It doesn't justify the taking of another innocent life. In the event she is unable or unwilling to raise that child, Adoption is the best possible outcome for every life involved. I vow to fight to prevent ANY taxpayer funding of Abortion at the Federal Level. States can decide for themselves. If Abortion remains legal, let charity pay for it, not taxpayers.
Source: 2019-20 Georgia Senate campaign website GraysonForGA.com Nov 22, 2019

Matt Lieberman: In campaign announcement, came out as pro-choice

Matt Lieberman's views are largely unknown so far. In a video declaring his candidacy, he called for a ban on assault-style weapons, proclaimed himself pro-choice, and endorsed a "Voting Rights Act for the 21st Century" to protect voters who rights might be endangered by state and local laws.
Source: Newsmax.com on 2019-20 Georgia 2-year Senate race Oct 8, 2019

Tom Price: Co-sponsored Right to Life Act, protecting zygotes

In 2005 and 2007, he co-sponsored two personhood bills known as Right to Life Acts, which would have granted zygotes full legal protection under the Constitution from the moment of fertilization, effectively banning both emergency contraception and abortion. The bills were introduced but never voted on.
Source: TheCut.com on 2019-20 Georgia 2-year Senate race Sep 26, 2019

Tom Price: For Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

He voted for the so-called Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act in both 2013 and 2015, which would have resulted in a nationwide 20-week abortion ban--no matter that such legislation is unconstitutional since 20 weeks is before fetal viability. He also supported an amendment preventing medical-training grants from being used to train graduate students how to perform abortions.
Source: TheCut.com on 2019-20 Georgia 2-year Senate race Sep 26, 2019

Tom Price: Opposed to free birth control on religious grounds

He's opposed to free birth control which studies show reduce the abortion rate. He told ThinkProgress in 2012 that there are no women who struggle to afford birth control and that the ACA's contraceptive mandate is wrong. "Bring me one woman who has been left behind. Bring me one. There's not one," he said. "The fact of the matter is, this is a trampling of religious freedom and religious liberty in this country."
Source: TheCut.com on 2019-20 Georgia 2-year Senate race Sep 26, 2019

Tom Price: Would allow firing workers for birth control, abortion

Price opposed a 2015 Washington, D.C., nondiscrimination law that would have prevented employers from firing workers for using birth control or having an abortion.
Source: TheCut.com on 2019-20 Georgia 2-year Senate race Sep 26, 2019

Brian Kemp: Supports "Heartbeat Bill" and tough abortion laws

Abortion: Mostly ban or mostly legal?

Abrams: Legal. Led efforts to weaken 20-week abortion ban & to block TARP (Targeted Restrictions on Abortion Providers). "Staunch defender of reproduction choices."

Kemp: Ban. Supports "Heartbeat Bill" outlawing abortions after 6 weeks. As governor, will "sign the toughest abortion laws in the country."<

Source: 2018 CampusElect.org Issue Guide on Georgia Governor race Nov 1, 2018

Stacey Abrams: Don't jeopardize access to birth control

Abortion: Mostly ban or mostly legal?

Abrams: Legal. Led efforts to weaken 20-week abortion ban & to block TARP (Targeted Restrictions on Abortion Providers). "Staunch defender of reproduction choices."

Kemp: Ban. Supports "Heartbeat Bill" outlawing abortions after 6 weeks. As governor, will "sign the toughest abortion laws in the country."

Contraception: Allow employers to withhold contraceptive coverage from employees if disagree with it morally?

Abrams: No specific stand, but opposes Judge Kavanaugh for potentially jeopardizing "access to birth control."

Kemp: Yes. As governor, will sign a "religious freedom" bill that would allow withholding of contraceptive coverage.

Source: 2018 CampusElect.org Issue Guide on Georgia Governor race Nov 1, 2018

Casey Cagle: Conservative values: pro-life & pro-second Amendment

Casey Cagle first ad of $4.4 million dollar TV ad campaign:

[Casey Cagle talking to camera]: Political talkers may mean well but leaders get things done. [Caption: Casey Cagle, Conservative Republican leader]

I'll always stand for our families and our conservative values...[Caption: Pro-life. Pro-second Amendment]

While I appreciate the encouragement, [Photo of Laura Ingraham with endorsement caption] ...results require decisive action. [Photo of Lou Dobbs with endorsement caption]

[Female narrator]: Conservative Casey Cagle leads. [Video with Casey Cagle with wife and three young children]

Source: OnTheIssues AdWatch on 2018 Georgia Gubernatorial race Mar 22, 2018

Stacey Abrams: Expand reproductive freedom to under-served areas

She will support reproductive freedom and access to treatment for women, regardless of ability to pay. Also, across our state, more than half of our counties lack access to OB/GYNs or pediatricians. Stacey will leverage state and federal programs to incentivize more doctors and medical personnel to locate in under-served areas, and she will work with practitioners to reduce our maternal and infant mortality rates and increase access to care.
Source: 2018 Georgia Gubernatorial website StaceyAbrams.com Sep 1, 2017

Karen Handel: I cut ties with Planned Parenthood because I was ordered to

One of the rawest and most emotionally-charged moments of the debate came when the two candidates butted heads on health care. Ossoff said Handel "sees fit to impose her own view on Georgians' health care decisions," and cited her short yet high-profile tenure as vice president of public policy at the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Handel resigned from the charity in 2012 and later wrote a book called "Planned Bullyhood" about the group's decision to reverse course on its decision to cut ties with Planned Parenthood because of abortion.

"She imposed her own views and cut off funding for breast cancer screenings at Planned Parenthood," Ossoff said.

"I have been working on women's health issues for nearly my entire life," Handel responded. "I will not be lectured by you or anyone else." She said that she was just one of many employees at Komen and that she carried out the decision to cut ties with Planned Parenthood after being instructed to do so by the Komen board.

Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution on 2017 Georgia House debate Jun 6, 2017

Casey Cagle: Every child is a gift from God; 100% pro-life

No task of government is more important than protecting innocent life. From his first election through the present, Casey Cagle has never wavered in his dedication to stopping threats against the most vulnerable members of our society.

Lt. Governor Cagle is 100% pro-life, and deeply believes that every child is a gift from God who deserves the full protection of our laws, from conception forward. He has acted on this commitment by helping pass numerous pieces of pro-life legislation.

Casey Cagle also believes we must protect all members of our society with strong law enforcement, tough criminal laws and a specific focus on preventing our senior citizens from being victims of fraud.

Source: 2018 Georgia gubernatorial campaign website CaseyCagle.com May 2, 2017

Jon Ossoff: Defend a woman's right to choose and Planned Parenthood

Jon will defend women's access to contraception and a woman's right to choose and fight any legislation or executive action that would allow insurance companies to discriminate against women. Planned Parenthood provides essential preventative and reproductive health care services like cancer screenings, STD testing and low-cost birth control to millions of American women. Jon will defend Planned Parenthood in Congress.
Source: 2017 Georgia House campaign website, ElectJon.com Apr 21, 2017

Karen Handel: Chaired Commission with abortion grants, but opposed them

In 2012, Handel resigned from a leadership role with the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation after it reversed its decision to cut ties with the abortion rights group Planned Parenthood. Handel timeline:
  • Nov. 2003: Handel elected to chairwoman of the Fulton County Commission.
  • Nov. 2006: Handel elected Georgia secretary of state--despite a rival's claim that, because the Fulton County Commission approved grants to Planned Parenthood, she supports abortion.
  • March 2009: Handel declares her candidacy for governor. Opponents and Georgia Right to Life criticize her as soft on abortion. Handel blogs that she opposes Planned Parenthood.
  • April 2011: Handel named vice president for public policy for Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
  • Feb. 2012: Handel resigns from Komen after it reverses a decision to stop providing grants to Planned Parenthood.
  • Sept. 11, 2012: Publishes "Planned Bullyhood," a book that largely concerns her tenure at Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
    Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution on 2017 Georgia 6th House race Apr 18, 2017

    Johnny Isakson: Returned from surgery to defund Planned Parenthood

    Senate Republicans, aided by Vice President Mike Pence and an ailing Georgia colleague who gingerly made his way to the Capitol with the aid of a wheelchair and a walker, voted Thursday to undo an Obama administration rule preventing states from blocking funding for family planning clinics that also provide abortions.

    Democrats all voted against the bill, as did two Republican senators, Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska. Ms. Collins and Ms. Murkowski have long opposed attacks on funding Planned Parenthood, which they argue provides services for women in areas with scarce health care options.

    Senator Johnny Isakson, Republican of Georgia, who returned after two back surgeries, was cleared by his doctors to travel for one day only to help pass the measure, but it took Pence's final vote to break the 50-50 tie. The measure will now head to Trump's desk, a onetime supporter of Planned Parenthood who adopted an anti-abortion rights position during the campaign.

    Source: N.Y.Times on 2020 Georgia Senate race Mar 30, 2017

    Drew Ferguson: Life beings at conception

    Q: Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

    Ferguson: I believe that life beings at conception.

    Source: 2016 AFA Action iVoterGuide on Georgia House race Nov 8, 2016

    Jim Barksdale: Comprehensive reproductive health care services for women

    The United States is the only industrialized nation that does not provide paid family and medical leave and paid sick days, meaning that women are forced out of the workplace whenever they chose to start a family or whenever their child is ill.

    While the Affordable Care Act made strides to make women's health care more affordable, more has to be done to ensure that all women have access to comprehensive reproductive health care.

    Jim has always sought to ensure the business he started is family friendly and flexible for all his employees. As a U.S. Senator, Jim will be a vote for equal pay for equal work, paid family and medical leave, paid sick days and comprehensive reproductive health care services.

    Source: 2016 Georgia Senate campaign website JimBarksdale.com Aug 8, 2016

    Johnny Isakson: Government should not be funding Planned Parenthood

    Senator Johnny Isakson voted for legislation that would fund the government through fiscal year 2016 while stripping funding for Planned Parenthood and redirecting those funds to women's health care centers to ensure that there is no reduction in funding for women's health:

    "The government should not be funding Planned Parenthood or any abortions in the first place," said Senator Isakson. "It is Congress' responsibility to keep the government open and provide critical funding. I cast my vote today to keep the government funded, protect women's health, and see to it that no tax dollars go to an organization that participates in the abhorrent activities of Planned Parenthood."

    In light of the gruesome video footage detailing Planned Parenthood's role in the harvesting of the organs of unborn babies, Isakson joined Senate Republicans in calling on the administration to launch an investigation into the practices of Planned Parenthood.

    Source: Valdosta Today on 2016 Georgia Senate race Sep 25, 2015

    Rick Allen: Fight for the rights of the unborn

    Traditional family values are the very foundation of our democracy and need to be protected. I am 100% pro-life and will fight for the rights of the unborn.
    Source: 2014 Georgia House campaign website, RickWAllen.com Nov 4, 2014

    Amanda Swafford: Human life doesn't begin at conception

    Question topic: Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

    Swafford: Disagree

    Question topic: Should abortion be allowed under extenuating circumstances? If so, what circumstances?

    Swafford: The Federal government should not be involved in medical decisions.

    Source: Faith2Action iVoterGuide on 2014 Georgia Senate race Sep 30, 2014

    David Perdue: Human life begins at conception

    Question topic: Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

    Perdue: Strongly Agree

    Question topic: Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

    Perdue: Based on my faith, I have deeply held personal convictions that I share with a majority of Georgians. These principles shape my belief in the limited and clearly defined role of government. Additionally, there are certain issues on which I will not waver. I believe that we should promote a culture that values life and protects the innocent, especially the unborn. I also believe that we must protect traditional marriage, keeping it between one man and one woman.

    Source: Faith2Action iVoterGuide on 2014 Georgia Senate race Sep 30, 2014

    Rick Allen: Human life begins at conception

    Q: Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death?

    Allen: Strongly Agree

    Q: Should abortion be allowed under extenuating circumstances? If so, what circumstances?

    Allen: Only to save the life of the mother.

    Source: Faith2Action iVoterGuide on 2014 Georgia Senate race Sep 30, 2014

    Paul Broun: Human life begins at conception

    Question topic: Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

    Broun: Strongly Agree

    Source: Faith2Action iVoterGuide on 2014 Georgia Senate race Jul 2, 2014

    Karen Handel: Endorsed by Susan B. Anthony List for pro-life women

    The Susan B. Anthony List is throwing its support to former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel's Senate campaign. The group supports candidates who oppose abortion rights, mostly endorsing Republican women.

    Handel, while at the Susan G. Komen Foundation for breast cancer research, pushed the group to end funding for Planned Parenthood, a women's health organization that provides abortions. The move triggered a huge public controversy, the group reversed its decision and Handel resigned.

    The Susan B. Anthony List touts her fight to keep money from Planned Parenthood in its endorsement: "Karen Handel is a strong, articulate pro-life leader," said the Susan B. Anthony List Candidate Fund President. "Karen fearlessly exposed the false roots of the 'war on women' PR campaign when she called America's largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood, a bully--and busted the myth that they provide mammograms."

    Source: The Hill e-zine on 2014 Georgia Senate race Mar 4, 2014

    Jason Carter: Voted against restrictions on abortion rights

    Source: Vote-Smart voting records: 2014 Georgia governor race Mar 3, 2014

    Michelle Nunn: Safe, legal, rare, and woman's personal decision

    On the issue of abortion, Nunn said that she believes abortions should be "safe, legal and rare and that women should be ultimately able to make this very difficult personal decision in concert with their doctor and their family."
    Source: Fox News coverage of 2014 Georgia Senate debates Jul 23, 2013

    Vernon Jones: Abortions should always be legal

    Source: Georgia Congressional Election 2008 Political Courage Test Jul 2, 2008

    Vernon Jones: Supports embryonic stem cell research

    Q: Do you support federal funding for research on existing embryonic stem cell lines?

    A: Yes.

    Q: Do you support federal funding to create lines of stem cells from new embryos?

    A: Yes.

    Source: Georgia Congressional Election 2008 Political Courage Test Jul 2, 2008

    Sonny Perdue: Establish a stem cell tissue bank from fetal sources

    [Governor Perdue issued an Executive Order to accomplish the objectives of SB596, which failed during the 2006 legislative session.]
    Source: Georgia Legislative voting records on SB596 Apr 14, 2006

    Sonny Perdue: Require information session 24 hours before abortion

    Governor Sonny Perdue signed into law today the Woman's Right to Know Act (House Bill 197). This legislation updates Georgia's abortion requirements by ensuring that women are given the opportunity to make an informed decision about the procedure.

    HB197 stipulates that women considering an abortion should receive accurate and adequate information 24 hours in advance of the procedure. This information is to include the medical risks of the procedure, probable gestational age of the unborn child, medical risks of carrying the child to term, medical assistance available for prenatal care, childbirth, and neonatal care, and that the father is liable for child support. The bill also seeks to protect minors by requiring that an unemancipated minor be accompanied by a parent or guardian, who must show proper identification and state that they are the lawful parent or guardian. Parents or guardians must also receive notice 24 hours before an abortion is performed.

    Source: Press release: Georgia Legislative voting records on HB197 May 10, 2005

    Jim Martin: I support Roe v. Wade

      Q: What principles do you support concerning abortion?

      A: I support Roe v. Wade’s decision. My Legislative priorities are as follows:

    1. Defend a woman’s right to reproductive choice.
    2. Equitable distribution of State funds.
    3. Strengthen crime prevention and law enforcement.
    4. Foster rational economic development.
    5. Protect the environment.
    6. Protection of all Georgia children.
    7. Support improvement in public education.
    8. Improved efficiency in government.
    Source: 2000 Georgia National Political Awareness Test Nov 1, 2000

    Zell Miller: Promote and fund sexual abstinence programs

    I also want to expand the family planning services in county health departments. We are going to expand two successful, community-based pregnancy prevention programs. One is targeted at teenage males, and it is already in operation in 15 Georgia communities. The other is Grady Hospital’s abstinence-based program for teens called “Postponing Sexual Involvement.”
    Source: 1997 Georgia State of the State Address Jan 14, 1997

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