FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 20, 2022
Contact: Mary Owens, [email protected]
Thousands of Lives Will Soon Be Saved; Unborn Children Will Qualify for Child Support & More
Washington, D.C. – The national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America celebrated as a federal appeals court ruled that Georgia’s Heartbeat Law should be allowed to take effect, reversing a lower court ruling. Signed by Governor Brian Kemp in 2019, the law protects unborn children from abortion as soon as their heartbeat can be detected. The law will take effect as soon as the district court acts on the ruling.
Under Georgia’s Heartbeat Law:
- Parents would be able to claim their unborn child as a dependent on state income taxes.
- Mothers can receive child support for their unborn children.
- The unborn baby will be counted towards Georgia’s population.
Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America celebrated in a statement:
“We rejoice that thousands of unborn boys and girls in Georgia, with beating hearts like you and me, will be spared the violence of abortion and have the opportunity to be born,” said Caitlin Connors, southern regional director for SBA Pro-Life America. “From detectable heartbeats by six weeks, to unique fingerprints forming at 10 weeks, to feeling pain by 15 weeks, the humanity of unborn children has been made undeniable by advances in science. Thanks to the Dobbs decision which unshackled the people and their lawmakers to protect life, Georgians and all Americans can finally have their voices heard and modernize our laws.
“We thank Governor Brian Kemp, Attorney General Chris Carr, and all our pro-life allies in the Peach State for their consistent courage in fighting for compassionate, life-saving laws.”
SBA Pro-Life America’s Candidate Fund recently endorsed Kemp in the governor’s race against pro-abortion Democrat Stacey Abrams. SBA Pro-Life America and its partner, Women Speak Out PAC, have boots on the ground in Georgia and have visited over 244,000 homes to discuss the Democrats’ extreme pro-abortion policies. This election cycle, SBA Pro-Life America and its affiliated entities plan to spend $78 million to protect life across America. This includes reaching eight million voters across battleground states – four million directly at their doors – to educate them on key issues and elect pro-life leaders across America and in D.C.
Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America is a network of more than one million pro-life Americans nationwide, dedicated to ending abortion by electing national leaders and advocating for laws that save lives, with a special calling to promote pro-life women leaders.