WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Tuesday vote showed overwhelming support for Personhood in Georgia, with 66% of voters showing support to amend the Georgia constitution to grant the paramount right to life to all innocent human beings. The measure was passed in 158 of the 159 counties in Georgia.
The non-binding GOP primary results overwhelmingly supported Georgia's Personhood amendment. Georgia Right to Life President Dan Becker has called on the State Legislature to approve the amendment to go before voters; acknowledging the clearly expressed will of the Georgia voters.
"The message has been sent," Becker said, "the legislature needs to let every Georgian decide the human rights issue of the 21st century."
Support for the Personhood movement has been growing rapidly; both in the US with Personhood USA's attempts multiplying state by state, as well as internationally; with a similar, Vatican-approved amendment in Europe.
"Personhood amendments do not grant rights to anyone – they merely recognize the God-given rights of every individual human being," explained Keith Mason, President of Personhood USA. "The people of Georgia have shown that they are ready to vote 'Yes' on personhood, and now it is time for the legislature to ensure that the Georgia Personhood amendment is on the ballot."
In a statement, Georgia Right to Life calculated that nearly 1.5 million children have been killed in Georgia since 1973's Roe v. Wade decision, with an astonishing total of 56 million children killed nationwide.
"We're living in a society that sadly accepts death—either abortion or the willful neglect of the fragile—as a way to deal with perceived problems," continued Becker, "and that violates both God's will and our right to life guaranteed in the Declaration of Independence."
Personhood USA is a grassroots, Christian organization founded to establish personhood efforts across America to create protection for every child by love and by law. Personhood USA is committed to assisting and supporting Personhood Legislation and Constitutional Amendments and building local pro-life organizations through raising awareness of the personhood of the pre-born in all 50 states and internationally.
SOURCE Personhood USA