Rep. Colton Moore Says Citizens Should Demand Passage Of Anti-Abortion Heartbeat Bill

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Rep. Colton Moore, Republican from Dade County, is urging citizens to call for passage of the anti-abortion Heartbeat Bill.

He said:

Dear Citizens of Georgia, The matter of abortion before us is one of the most controversial bills in Georgia’s history. Passing by only two votes in the House, no vote this session has been as close as House Bill 481. This bill pulls at the deepest heartstrings of who we are as citizens and human beings as we fight for a better Georgia for all.

As your legislator, you entrust in me to represent your voice on every issue. The time has come for the people of this state to declare our views on life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, even for those who are speechless in their defense and clinging to life in their mother’s womb.

According to the Center for Disease Control, over 600,000 abortions occur each year across the United States of America. It is estimated that Georgia performs over 30,000 yearly, making it one of the highest producing abortion states in the country. House Bill 481 protects the heartbeat of Georgia’s unborn children.

This bill protects life from abortion in Georgia the moment the heartbeat of a fetus is detected. House Bill 481 will protect more than 99 percent of these deaths. Currently, abortions after rape or incest account for less than one percent of abortions in Georgia. In such cases, this bill will allow the mother to make such a decision on her own accord and with God. We have an incredible opportunity to protect hundreds of thousands of living, breathing humans over the next decade that would otherwise be killed under existing Georgia abortion laws.

Should this bill not pass, over 50,000 lives will be extinguished over the next two years from abortions that would have otherwise been made illegal with House Bill 481. My fellow legislators and I must make a decision to move Georgia forward and protect lives now or reject this bill in the hope of a ‘better’ bill in the future.

I strongly urge you to think about the decision that will bring the greatest good to the greatest number of unborn Georgians today. House Bill 481 will impose some of the most strict abortion laws in the country. This bill and the progress I have outlined above reaffirms my commitment to advancing the protection of all unborn lives across the United States of America.

I look forward to passing this bill and demand all previous ‘Yea’ votes hold strong to their values and instincts. Keep in mind the death toll that will otherwise occur if we reject this bill. These 50,000 lives, created in the image of God, rest in our hands. This bill provides a rare opportunity for us to protect the living, unborn citizens and future leaders of Georgia. 


Get Emailed Headlines From Chattanoogan.com; Like Us On Facebook, Twitter For Instant News

Latest Bradley County Arrest Report

Walker County Arrest Report For April 15-21


We send out headlines each week day of the latest Chattanooga news. Our news headlines have links that take you to the stories with a click. We also send out special emails if there ... (click for more)

Click here for the latest Bradley County arrest report. (click for more)

Here is the Walker County arrest report for April 15-21: ­LEE RACHEL SHAVHON W/F 38 OFFICER MILLER PROBATION (F) CARRINGTON TIFFANY HOPE W/F *** OFFICER DAFFRON RETURNED FROM DOCTOR ... (click for more)


Breaking News

Get Emailed Headlines From Chattanoogan.com; Like Us On Facebook, Twitter For Instant News

We send out headlines each week day of the latest Chattanooga news. Our news headlines have links that take you to the stories with a click. We also send out special emails if there is a highly significant local news story breaking so you will be aware of it quickly. To be added to the email headline list, just email us at news@chattanoogan.com. In addition, ... (click for more)

Latest Bradley County Arrest Report

Click here for the latest Bradley County arrest report. (click for more)

Opinion

Why Does Walden Need A Large Grocery Store? - And Response (2)

The town of Walden has a population of 2,118 people. What do those citizens need with a 49,000 square foot grocery store? Or with 10,000 square feet of commercial office space? Or a fuel island? Or increased tractor trailer traffic with proportional damage to the road up and down the mountain? Or multiple traffic lights at the “W” Road intersection and at Timesville Road? When ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: This Ain’t Gonna’ Work

When Governor Bill Lee talks about education, or the lack of it, I’ll listen. He’s the guy who, when he found his newly-hired employees were wanting, his thriving Lee Company in Nashville started its own vocational school and paid them to learn. The investment was brilliant and the outcome obvious. But now comes the bigger gamble, vouchers for some and, for others, charter schools ... (click for more)

Sports

Dan Fleser: Offensive Line Is Pruitt Priority

KNOXVILLE – There was a distinct echo in Jeremy Pruitt’s comments during the final week of Tennessee’s spring football practice. On April 9, the Vols’ head coach said the following about UT’s offensive line: “We have to be more consistent. We have to play with a little better pad level. We have to become better finishers.” Four days later, following the Orange & White ... (click for more)

Sale Creek Wins Soggy Yellow Jacket Classic

It was a miserable afternoon to be sitting at Lookout Valley Elementary School’s O’Mary-Conard Field for the last three games of the annual Yellow Jacket Classic softball tournament, but Sale Creek coach Clifford Kirk was just happy for his Sale Creek girls to have a chance to play. It was a worthwhile weekend for the Lady Panthers as they won their pool by winning all three ... (click for more)