Friday, April 17, 2009

Hope For Life Day - April 18th

How awesome is it that Julie is planned to arrive tomorrow on what governor Sunny Perdue has declared Hope For Life day in GA? AWESOME! Julie, we can't wait to see you! I know you will bring us so much hope, joy, and love. Below is the article from life news. Tomorrow is the big day! God bless!
Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue Declares Saturday as Pro-Life Day, Notes Women Who Regret Abortions

by Steven Ertelt Editor
April 17, 2009

Atlanta, GA ( -- Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue has issued a proclamation making Saturday a statewide pro-life day and also acknowledging the fact that thousands of Georgia women regret their abortions. A leading group for women who have been victimized by abortion applauded the recognition saying more needs to be done to see how abortion hurts women.

"Therefore, I, Sonny Perdue, Governor of the state of Georgia, do hereby proclaim April 18, 2009, as Hope for Life Day in Georgia," Perdue's proclamation reads.

"I call upon all Georgians to recognize this day, to rededicate ourselves to compassionate service on behalf of the weak and defenseless, and reaffirm our commitment to respect the life and dignity of every human being," Perdue adds.

Julie Thomas, who heads the Georgia outreach for Operation Outcry, an organization of women and men hurt by abortion, applauded the move.

"Finally we are celebrating the gift of life and I applaud Governor Perdue for proclaiming April 18th as Hope for Life Day," she told

Thomas noted the special Georgia pro-life day comes on the same day in 2007 when the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Congressional ban on partial-birth abortions and said abortion causes "severe depression" and "loss of esteem" for some women.

The Court also said that abortion was a "difficult and painful moral decision, fraught with emotional consequences" and that "some women come to regret aborting the infant life they once created and sustained."

The high court cited a brief filed by The Justice Foundation on behalf of Atlanta resident, Sandra Cano, the original Mary Doe of Doe v. Bolton, the case to Roe v. Wade, which established a so-called right to abortion throughout pregnancy for any reason.

The Justice Foundation also represented 180 of Operation Outcry women who have been hurt by abortion, and whose testimony was referred to by the Supreme Court.

To celebrate the United States Supreme Court's recognition that abortion hurts women and the special pro-life day Perdue proclaimed, the Justice Foundation, Operation Outcry, Georgia Right to Life, and other women and men hurt by abortion will be marching in celebration of Hope for Life Day.

They will be joined by pro-life supporters friends and family and will be marching down Martin Luther King Drive to the Federal Courthouse where Doe v. Bolton originated this Saturday morning. Sandra Cano, Norma McCorvey, and others will speak to the crowd.

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