“Heartbeat Bill” All But Certain to Pass In Georgia

On Tuesday, May 7th the Georgia Governor is expected to sign the “Heartbeat Bill” to prevent the murder of unborn children after the detection of a heart beat by an ultrasound.

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp is keeping his campaign promise to sign the “heartbeat” abortion bill in the face of Hollywood actors threatening a statewide boycott, the governor’s office confirmed.

Hollywood abortion rights supporters are fuming over this new protection for the unborn. Liberal activist and actress Alyssa Milano, who has been filming a Netflix comedy in Atlanta, made headlines when she marched into Kemp’s office with a letter last month to speak out on the “heartbeat bill,” which would prohibit abortions in the state after a heartbeat is detected, as early as six weeks into a pregnancy. The law would give exceptions in the case of rape, incest, or if the life of the mother is in danger.

Thankfully, Gov. Kemp told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution he won’t be swayed by the anti-Trump actress’ arguments against the bill.

“I can’t govern because I’m worried about what someone in Hollywood thinks about me,” Kemp told the newspaper. “I ran the last two years on these issues, and I got elected with the largest number of votes in the history of the state of Georgia, and I’m doing what I told people I would do.”

He added: “Our business environment’s good. We cannot change our values of who we are for money. And we’re not going to do that. That’s what makes our state great.”

Supporters trumpet the bill — similar to ones passed in Kentucky, Mississippi, Ohio, Iowa, and North Dakota — as protecting the constitutional right of unborn children and allowing pregnant mothers to collect child support payments from fathers.

Opponents of the bill, Democrats and a few Republicans, argue most women don’t know they’re pregnant at six weeks, so the bill would essentially ban all abortions. Groups, like the American Civil Liberties Union, have threatened to sue the state once the bill is signed into law. The law would go into effect at the beginning of next year.

“We warned them – we will see you in court, Governor Kemp,” Staci Fox of Planned Parenthood Southeast told AJC. “And we are coming for their seats.”

As Christians, we must take our lead from the bible in all we do. This includes the current issue of abortion. Clearly, abortion is the murder of innocent life and this is inconsistent with biblical views. Throughout Scripture, God affirms the value of every human life—from children in the womb to the elderly. Therefore, abortion is wrong and sinful for all involved in the process.

We need to pray for Gov. Kemp that he will follow through with signing the Bill into law. We should also pray for this law to be upheld in the courts where organizations like Planned Parenthood will seek to overturn the law so their business of murdering the innocent will continue. Christians should always stand up for the innocent and clearly the unborn are the most innocent of us all.

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Richard Cassalata
Richard Cassalata is the founder and senior pastor of the Christian Army Church
http://www.christianarmyusa.org

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