LIFE & PROTECTING THE UNBORN
I believe that all children, including the unborn, have a right to life and that the state of Georgia has the responsibility to protect that right. I support amending Georgia law so that it more clearly recognizes these basic rights of the unborn, beginning from the moment of conception.
It is high time that the victimization of our children, women, families, and communities through legalized abortion on demand be brought to an end. The cost, both financially, morally, and emotionally, related to this practice has needlessly brought ruin to many Georgians, particularly to minorities and low-income families.
The protection of innocent persons is one of the few legitimate roles of government; and as governor of Georgia, I will be the leader of efforts to protect the unborn and to encourage further legislation and adjudication that acknowledge their right to life and liberty, as well as the extension of due process to the unborn. As a firm believer in States' Rights, I support the right of Georgia to provide greater protection of life and liberty and due process than the standard set by the federal government and, as the executive of our state, will oppose any efforts by federal courts to thwart our protection of the children and families of Georgia.