by Moody Adams Pro-lifers are celebrating in Georgia this week with back-to-back victories: one from the fetus and another from the deathbed,” writes Lerites Jennifer. “Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal just signed a law that protects pre-born children capable of feeling pain. Georgia now joins six other states that have passed similar laws to protect pre-born children.”
“I am deeply grateful that Governor Deal has demonstrated his commitment to protecting the preborn by signing this measure, at least 1,500 babies a year will no longer be killed,” says Georgia Right to Life President Dan Becker.
The new law, HB 954 sponsored by Rep. Doug McKillip, goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2013. The law clearly establishes that Georgia has a “compelling state interest in protecting the lives of unborn children from the stage at which they are capable of feeling pain.”
The law means that there will be no abortions after 20 weeks, except to save the life of the mother, or to end a “medically futile” pregnancy