“It shall be the policy of the State of Georgia to recognize unborn children as natural persons” (HB 481, the Living Infants Fairness and Equality [LIFE] Act).
Despite powerful (and spiritually needful) Hollywood interests repeatedly threatening him with boycotts, Governor Brian Kemp signed a “heartbeat bill” into law this week. The General Assembly of Georgia carefully crafted the LIFE Act to challenge and (if the Lord will) overcome Roe v. Wade. The LIFE Act builds its case for constitutionality, first on the Declaration of Independence and our “unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.”
The bill then ties in the right to life, liberty, and property reiterated by the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution through its due process and equal protection clauses: “nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”
Finally, the LIFE Act cuts to the core of abortion case law. “Modern medical science, not available decades ago, demonstrates that unborn children are a class of living, distinct persons and more expansive state recognition of unborn children as persons did not exist when Planned Parenthood v. Casey (1992) and Roe v. Wade (1973) established abortion related precedents.”
Please share this with others and invite them to join in praying for the lives of the unborn; for transformative care and compassion for expectant mothers who may be frightened, abused, and/or lied to; for the flourishing of the children this bill will hopefully one day save; and for the spiritual state of our country as sixty million children have been killed since Roe v. Wade forced abortion into American law. “The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much” (James 5:16). Thank you!