There were many pro-life states that were won by Mr. Obama; however, Georgia
was not one of them!
By Linda Powell
On November 4, 2008, the voters of Georgia overwhelming selected candidates who
believe that life begins at conception. And in the congressional and state races, they
selected candidates that also believe that abortion should be allowed only to save the
life of the mother.
We didn’t lose a single seat in the Georgia Senate and in all contested races in the
Georgia House we gained one. Pro-life wins . . . AGAIN!
90% of GRTL PAC races won! (76 of 85)
This is up from 84% in 2006 and 75% in 2004.
(100,000 homes were sent the GRTL PAC Voter Guide of endorsed Candidates.)
U.S. House of Representatives
6 endorsed races- 4 won – all incumbents.
GRTL PAC Endorsed 29 races, 27 won or 93%.
No pro-life incumbents lost their seats. The two losses were first-time Republicans
challenging incumbent pro-aborts.
28 of 56 seats in the Georgia Senate are needed to effect pro-life legislation as we have
a pro-life Lt. Governor to break any tie.
The Pro-life Caucus* in the Georgia Senate is at 55% with 31 Senators that vote pro-
Of the Georgia Senate, 55% or 31 Georgia Senators are on record as stating that they
believe that abortion should be allowed only in cases where the life of the mother is
endangered. Of these 31 Senators, all are Republicans.
There will be a pro-life President Pro Tem and Senate Majority Leader
The conclusion is inescapable, GRTL PAC endorsed legislators now hold a simple
majority in the Georgia Senate assuring us that they will work to protect the sanctity of
life from the moment of conception through natural death.
GRTL PAC endorsed in 56 races, 49 won or 88 %: 47 Republicans and 2 Democrats.
3 pro-life incumbents lost their seats, one of them to another pro-lifer. We gained 3 NEW
pro-life seats, one of them a Democrat.
91 of 180 Georgia House seats are needed to effect pro-life legislation.
Among the Georgia House of Representatives, 82 or 46% are on record as stating that
they believe that abortion should be allowed only in cases where the life of the mother is
Your work is paying off. Georgia remains a strong pro-life state. Let's never get
complacent and let’s continue to build so that Georgia will remain a beacon of
hope and a source of pro-life leadership for the rest of the nation.
* Pro-life Caucus is made up of GRTL PAC endorsed legislators from both parties, as
well as, legislators that have been previously endorsed or claim to be pro-life and/or
have consistently voted for pro-life legislation in the past, but fail to meet our criteria for