LAWRENCEVILLE — State Rep. Martin Scott’s “Let Them Live” bus tour wrapped up recently in Macon.
During the 11-day tour, Scott spoke to over 2,000 people with stops in 17 cities including Fort Oglethorpe, Cedartown, Alpharetta, Lawrenceville, Norcross, Conyers, Augusta, Savannah, St. Simon’s Island, Waycross, Valdosta and Macon.
Rep. Scott presented the case for life to more than 30 audiences in churches, meeting halls, courthouses, and restaurants, and also did TV and radio interviews throughout the tour. The bus tour was a joint effort between Georgia Right to Life, Scott and state Sen. Ralph Hudgen.
Before the tour began Rep. Scott had already spoken to over 1,000 activists about the Human Life Amendment during May, June and July.
“Rep. Martin Scott’s passion and commitment to the preservation of life within the womb is an inspiration for the pro-life community to redouble our efforts to restore full legal protection for all human life, from its earliest stages to its last moments,” said Caryl Swift, president of Georgia Right to Life.
The Human Life Amendment has already been co-signed by 39 Georgia legislators from both political parties.
“While the personhood of all human beings is not a partisan matter,” Rep. Scott said, “it is important to point out that the platform of the Republican Party, since 1984, has maintained a continual affirmation of this principle: ‘We therefore reaffirm our support for a human life amendment to the Constitution, and we endorse legislation to make clear that the Fourteenth Amendment's protections apply to unborn children.’
“This culture of death crosses all spectrums of human life, not just unborn babies, in a world where bio-technical advancements outpace any political will for ethical restraint.
"We live in a world where cloning, genetic engineering, harvesting of human body parts, Kevorkianism (euthanasia) and transhumanism — including the splicing of human and animal genes — threaten to further erode our moral foundations and threaten our public health. These are matters we must face now. We do not have the luxury of waiting. Therefore, we must pursue a Human Life Amendment to Georgia’s Constitution.”
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.