Step one – If you are seeking the Georgia Right To Life (GRTL) PAC endorsement, please read the PAC Pro-Life Principles in order to familiarize yourself with our mission statement, pro-life strategies, and legislative intentions.
Step two – Once you agree with the Pro-Life Principles, complete and return the Personhood Affirmation Form (by fax at 770-339-1711 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org). Your signature indicates your full agreement with where we stand on the important sanctity of life issues of our day.
Step three – Local GRTL members will contact you for an interview so you can begin developing relationships with the pro-life grassroots in your area. This will also enable us to familiarize ourselves with you and your beliefs regarding the sanctity of life.
After these steps have been completed the GRTL PAC will review all the information and will make an endorsement decision. You will be notified by email if you have received the endorsement. It is very important that you assist us by following these PAC procedures. You are NOT endorsed until you receive an email explicitly stating that you have been endorsed by the GRTL PAC. Until you receive confirmation of our endorsement, you are NOT permitted to use our logo, quotes from our staff or board members, or claim a GRTL endorsement in your campaign material.
Benefits of Endorsement
- Your name will be listed on the GRTL PAC website which communicates that you are pro-life and that you publicly stand for the sanctity of human life.
- Access to the extensive GRTL database for mailings and phone calls.
- The opportunity to be introduced and speak at GRTL functions.
- The security of knowing that if you run for the same office in the next election cycle, and you are in good standing, and you sign the Personhood Affirmation again, that you will receive an outright GRTL PAC endorsement.
To all pro-life candidates running in opposition to pro-life incumbents in good standing:
It is the longstanding policy of the Georgia Right To Life PAC to protect and work on behalf of pro-life incumbents in good standing. They have demonstrated their visible support of our legislative agenda and will have had a consistent pro-life voting record. Georgia Right to Life PAC will be glad to receive a signed Personhood Affirmation form from all challengers, but we will not list the challenger in our public recommendations or PAC endorsements. It has been our unfortunate experience that many candidates have, in the past, stated their pro-life convictions, only to have failed to vote accordingly in the glare of political pressures. This is why we will ALWAYS prefer a tried and tested pro-life incumbent over an untested pro-life challenger. There are NO exceptions to this policy.
Georgia Right To Life PAC Pro-Life Principles
As of June 2009, all candidates running for office must sign the GRTL PAC Personhood Affirmation statement in order to be considered for endorsement. If you are a candidate running for office and you are seeking the GRTL PAC endorsement, please download the PAC Pro-Life Principles file and return the Personhood Affirmation by fax at 770-339-1711 or by email at email@example.com.
WHEREAS, the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution states, “…nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty or property, without due process of law, nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the law,” Georgia Right to Life PAC affirms the principle that the right to life is the bedrock upon which all other constitutional rights are derived.
IN ADDITION, we believe in the face of compelling biological evidence that a continuum of human life and personhood begins at the moment of fertilization and ends at natural death, the ethical treatment of human embryos must include their “best interests,”
THEREFORE, as a candidate for public office, I affirm my support for a Human Life Amendment to the Georgia Constitution and other actions that would support these principles. This would assure that regardless of race, age, degree of disability, manner of conception or circumstances surrounding a terminal illness, the civil rights of the pre-born at an embryonic or fetal level, and the elderly and those with mental or physical infirmities are protected by law; and are violated when we allow destructive embryonic stem cell research, therapeutic or reproductive cloning, animal human hybrids, abortion (in the rare case that the mother’s life is indeed endangered by a continuation of the pregnancy, sound medical practice would dictate that every effort be made to save both lives), infanticide, euthanasia or assisted suicide.
The GRTL PAC will regard a vote for legislation containing language in violation to that described above as a vote in direct opposition to the Affirmation you signed. This action will result in immediate removal of your GRTL PAC endorsement and will be reported in subsequent communications from Georgia Right to Life to the grassroots activists in our state.
As a candidate for public office I agree to uphold these principles and positions.
*Your signature on this document is effective only for the term and office listed above.