Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Richardson Defies Georgia Right to Life

You've got to read this post. It looks like somewhere between the fried chicken and the peach cobbler, Glenn Richardson stood on the third rail for Georgia Republicans and "just said no" to Georgia Right to Life.

In response to a question about whether he would ensure that HB1 and HR536 got to the floor of the House for a vote. (These two measures, one a constitutional amendment defining life as beginning at the moment of fertilization, make abortion illegal and establish criminal penalties.) Richardson reportedly said that he has no intention of having a floor vote on either bill. He said that his concern is for living children.

I agree with him, but the trouble for Richardson is that Georgia Right to Life does not. They would consider every fertilized egg a living child. Somehow I anticipate a statement from the Speaker about how he has been misquoted and misunderstood.


JonF said...

Just what exactly is a "24 week featl baby"?

JonF said...

err... fetal.

Amy Morton said...

I wondered the same thing. My choices were: 1) it's a doll or photograhic representation of a 24 week fetus; 2) she's 24 weeks pregnant; or 3) she had a premature baby herself.

I have rejected option 3 for obvious reasons.

Don Thieme said...

Richardson finally took a stand that I agreed with. It seems like these bills would actually get voted down on a floor vote, though. So perhaps he is trying to have it both ways by not letting them come to the floor?