Georgia Right to Life Praises Ban on Taxpayer-Funded Abortions
It's especially important because it does not include exceptions based on a child's manner of conception. It does, however, include language that protects the life of the mother.
Wilson said not including an exception based on manner of conception extends a long history in Georgia of working to protect all innocent human life.
"As a woman, I am thankful that my tax dollars will not be used to fund abortions," Wilson added. "And I know that thousands of other women are as well."
The measure, sponsored by Representative Darlene Taylor (R-Thomasville) and Senator Judson Hill (R-Marietta) now goes to Governor Nathan Deal for his signature.
"I am deeply grateful for Representative Taylor and Senator Hill for their courage in supporting this long overdue measure," Wilson said. "Georgia is the 25th state to adopt a law dealing with taxpayer funding of abortion."
Wilson added that, "Georgia is solidly pro-life, and the majority of taxpayers don't support their money being used for the barbaric practice of abortion."
The measure does not prevent anyone from accessing abortion services; it just means they can't use public funds to pay for them.
Contact: Genevieve Wilson, 770-339-6880