A handful of Georgia state representatives have gotten together to sponsor HR 536, a resolution on the “Paramount Right to Life.”
HR 536 would enshrine in the Georgia Constitution the statement that “all human beings, irrespective of age, race, sex, health, function, or condition of dependency, including unborn children at every state of their biological development, including fertilization” count as “persons” and are therefore possessed of the inalienable Constitutional rights to life, liberty, etc. (emphasis added)I doubt that this has much chance of passing, but it's an interesting bill all the same -- and it will be interesting to see how much traction it gets outside of the usual single-issue advocacy groups on either side of the abortion divide.
Relatedly, State Rep. Martin Scott, one of the HR 536's sponsors, will be the featured participant in a town hall meeting on the subject in the near future. I’m told the meeting, which is sponsored by the College Republicans, will take place Monday week (10/22) in the Tate Student Center on the University of Georgia's campus in Athens. If you’re in the area and care either way on the issue of abortion, this sounds like a good opportunity to stop by and participate.