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Georgians Hold the Future of the United States in Their Hands

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Posted: Dec 12, 2020 12:01 AM
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Georgians Hold the Future of the United States in Their Hands

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Suzanne Guy and her neighbors hold the future of the United States in their hands.

Mrs. Guy lives in Georgia, where two Senate races to be decided in January will determine the direction of the country. 

“Who would have thought that our state would be the epicenter of all this,” said Mrs. Guy, a pro-life activist who lives in Marietta. “Never in a million years would I have thought it would come to this.”

As everyone by now knows, the outcome of the Georgia elections will determine control of the U.S. Senate. Republicans need at least one candidate – either Sen. Kelly Loeffler or Sen. David Perdue – to emerge victorious, securing the GOP’s majority. Democrats would need both challengers, Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, to win, giving the body a 50-50 split. If Joe Biden is ultimately declared the winner of the presidential race, his vice president, Kamala Harris, would then be the tie-breaking vote in the Senate.

With control of both houses of Congress, the Democrats would waste no time rolling out their radical agenda, with nothing to stop them but the federal courts, which they are planning to “reform.”

Mrs. Guy has been an outspoken advocate for the unborn since doctors insisted she abort her daughter at 24 weeks when it was discovered there was no amniotic fluid surrounding the baby.

“I always said I was pro-life but it wasn’t until we had doctors insisting we kill our child” that she realized how precarious the right to life is for the unborn.

The most radical of the Democrats want to move the United States to socialized medicine. If that were to happen, if the government literally holds the purse strings on our healthcare, it’s not far-fetched to imagine a day when couples like the Guys would be denied healthcare if they refused to abort their child.

“Government funded healthcare may sound compassionate, but it ends up being the opposite. Judges make cold decisions about the lives of children according to whether or not they will be a burden on the state,” Celine Ryan wrote in Human Events last year. “When the government controls healthcare, it controls healthcare decisions.”

The Guys’ daughter Rachel was born at 26 weeks and spent the first five months of her life in the hospital. Would she have been considered a burden on the state? Absolutely. Instead, at 22, she is “a force for life,” knocking on doors in Georgia to ask people how they feel about aborting late-term babies who feel pain and letting people know where the candidates stand.

Life for the unborn would get much more hazardous if the Democrats win both Senate races. The party of death would finally be able to pass the Women’s Health Protection Act, which would overturn nearly all federal and state laws that protect the unborn and their mothers.

Parental consent laws? Gone.

Gestational limits on abortion? History.

Conscience protections for healthcare workers? Extinct.

By repealing the Hyde Amendment, something the Democrats are already working on, every U.S. taxpayer would be forced to foot the bill for abortion.

Things will not be quite so dire if President Trump emerges the rightful victor of the November election, but his hands would be tied if the House and Senate were dominated by Democrats.

We can be sure that every one of his judicial and agency nominees would be blocked, not because they are unqualified, but because he chose them. Legislation introduced by Republicans in the House and Senate – like the Born-Alive Unborn Child Protection Act - would never make it out of committee.

We will be a nation on legislative lockdown at least for two years, until voters have another chance to vote the Democrats out.

Mrs. Guy understands the stakes very well and is doing everything she can to ensure Georgians vote for life. She’s involved in recruiting people to knock on doors and has organized a “Get Out the Vote Pro-Life Rally” Dec. 19 in Marietta, featuring Priests for Life’s Alveda King.

“I have faith in my great state,” Mrs. Guy said. “I feel like Georgia is the example of pro-life in our nation. But people of faith must get out to vote. Silence in the face of evil is evil itself.”

Janet Morana is the executive director of Priests for Life and co-founder of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign.