SOURCE: Georgia Right to Life

January 12, 2007 09:12 ET

Memorial Service for the Unborn to Be Held at State Capitol

ATLANTA, GA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 12, 2007 -- Together for Life Memorial Service and Walk, Georgia's largest annual pro-life gathering, will be held Monday, January 22, 2007 on the steps of the Georgia Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia.

The Memorial Service, sponsored by Georgia Right to Life begins at 11:30 am and is followed by a one-mile long silent walk through downtown Atlanta.

This year's keynote speaker is Pastor Mike Stone, from Emmanuel Baptist Church in Waycross, GA. "We should not be surprised at the rampant violence in America when one of the most dangerous places to be is in a mother's womb," said Pastor Stone. When asked what he thinks of embryonic stem cell research, Stone replied, "You cannot have embryonic human stem cell research without an embryonic human. And you cannot call it an embryonic human unless you first acknowledge it is a human."

In addition, Atlanta Archbishop Wilton Gregory will speak. A beacon of light to the pro-life community in Georgia, Archbishop Gregory has also written extensively on euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide. Former United States Senator Zell Miller will also speak. Now a strong pro-life advocate, Senator Miller speaks across the country on pro-life issues.

Together for Life (TFL), commemorating the 34th anniversary of the infamous Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton Supreme Court decisions that legalized abortion on demand through all nine months of pregnancy, usually draws over 5,000 Georgians annually who stand as a respectful appeal to lawmakers to pass protective pro-life legislation.

"This is an opportunity for pro-life Georgians to come together to mourn the deaths of approximately 47 million babies who have died from abortion since 1973," states Georgia Right to Life President Caryl Swift.

According to the Alan Guttmacher Institute, 92% of abortions are for reasons of convenience and birth control. Over 32,000 abortions are performed annually in Georgia.

Georgia Right to Life is a non-profit, non-partisan, non-sectarian organization of diverse and caring people united to engage in actions that will restore respect and effective legal protection for all human beings from the moment of fertilization until natural death.

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