Many people got phone calls today all across metro-Atlanta (and probably across the state) from the robo phone system from a gentleman by the name of John Fucho intimating that he represented the Georgia Right to Life and that he was personally endorsing Ms. Handel. He was a former President of the organization for only two years 1986 – 1988.
After receiving so many robo calls today, it got kinda hectic; and some people were taking their phones off the hook. When I received this call, I thought how is it that they are endorsing both candidates when they had already indicated they did not endorse Ms. Handel.
Apparently upset at the deception, the Georgia Right to Life organization posted in very huge letters on their web site that they did not endorse Ms. Handel.
If this was done with the knowledge of Karen Handel; do we want someone in the Governor’s Office who would do (or allow) such a blatant untruth be phoned into perhaps hundreds of thousands of homes? This was a sly attempt to garner those votes of individuals who would not vote for her because of her stand on abortion and same sex marriages. No matter how you slice it, this was deceit; some of that tanglease language we have come to know from Washington. Say words; but mean something else.
The information below comes straight from the Georgia Right To Life Organization. The writing was much larger and bolder. Be sure to continue reading below this list for what Georgia Right To Life claims is setting the records straight. They also give the criteria for a person before they would be endorsed. .
GRTL has NOT endorsed Karen Handel!!!
If you received a robo call, it is from a former GRTL President. He was the President in the mid 80s. WE have had not contact with him in the last 25 years.
We urge all Georgians to vote for Nathan Deal !!!!!!
Primary run-off endorsements from Georgia Right To Life:
GRTL PAC Endorsements for Primary-Run-off -August 10, 2010
All are on Republican Ballot (except GA House 75 and 94 are on Democratic Ballot)
Governor : Nathan Deal
Attorney General: Preston Smith
Insurance Commissioner: Ralph Hudgens or Maria Sheffield
PSC: John Douglas or Tim Echols
District 7: Jody Hice or Rob Woodall
District 9: Tom Graves or Lee Hawkins
District 12: Ray McKinney or Carl Smith
District 13: Mike Crane or Deborah Honeycutt
District 17: Todd Hilton or Rick Jeffares
District 47: Shane Coley or Frank Ginn
District 56: Jon Albers
District 14: Christian Coomer or Shep Helton
District 19: Daniel Stout
District 75: Shawn James -Democrat ballot
District 94: Rhonda Peek -Democrat ballot
District 102: Linda Carsten or BJ Pak
District 110: Lee Spahos or Andy Welch
District 179: Alex Atwood or Shaw McVeigh
District 180: Jason Spenser
Setting the Record Straight
Lawrenceville, GA, July 26, 2010. Georgia Right to Life PAC (GRTL PAC) is proud to support Nathan Deal in his bid to become the next Governor of Georgia. He firmly opposes abortions except in cases where the life of the mother is at stake. Regarding his 1993 vote appropriating funds for fetal tissue research and Planned Parenthood, Mr. Deal stated, “a lot of us were not fully convinced of who Planned Parenthood was and what they were doing with their money,” according to Access NorthGa.com’s article entitled, Abortion Divides GA. GOP Gubernatorial Rivals (7/25/2010).
Over the years, Mr. Deal’s opposition to Planned Parenthood has increased. Mr. Deal says, “…it was a personal change of opinion. It was one that I had prayerful thought about for a very long period of time…” He had discussions with his “minister, friends who are religious advisors and friends with the pro-life community.”
Since 1997, Nathan Deal has had a strong pro-life record as evidenced by a rating of 90% and above from National Right to Life (NRLC) and, since 2001, he has received a rating of 100% from NRLC. Georgia Right to Life welcomes converts like Mr. Deal to the pro-life position just as it welcomed Zell Miller & Ronald Reagan.
Karen Handel says she does not support the mission of Planned Parenthood but as the Fulton
County Commission Chair she approved over $1.2 million in funding for the organization over 2005, 2006 and 2007. During the March 16, 2005 meeting, the Fulton County Commission discussed five funding requests for various “services” provided to the county. They ranged from providing concrete, to monitoring storm drains, trash disposal and fence repair. There was sharp debate on the issue of trash disposal, but sadly Chair Handel had nothing to say regarding the $425,568 (one of three installments) of funding to Planned Parenthood which was item number two on the agenda. Item 2 elicited no debate.
She approved the contract that states, “Vendor [Planned Parenthood] is recognized nationally for providing excellent, culturally appropriate reproductive health services to women and teens.” As many pro-lifers know, “culturally appropriate reproductive health services” defined by Planned Parenthood includes abortion referrals and services.
When her approval of the Planned Parenthood funding was discovered, she backpedaled by stating the Planned Parenthood clinics would have received the funding anyway because, according to KarenHandel.com, it was a “pass-through grant from Congress…” If that is the case, why not vote “no” to support pro-life principles?
The same $1.2 million dollars that Karen Handel used to fund Planned Parenthood could have been distributed to other Title X clinics across the state of Georgia that provide the same “reproductive health” services as Planned Parenthood, except these clinics neither provide nor profit from abortion services.
Nathan Deal took responsibility for his vote 17 years ago, described his change of heart and has been a staunch supporter of the sanctity of life ever since. “We need a true conservative as the Governor of Georgia who is willing to say “no” to the federal government, stand on principle and take responsibility,” states Nancy Stith, the Executive Director of the GRTL. “Nathan Deal has demonstrated that he is the candidate for Governor of Georgia who is able to do just that.”
Georgia Right to Life (www.grtl.org ) promotes respect and effective legal protection for all human life from its earliest biological beginning through natural death. GRTL is one of the numbers of organizations that have adopted Personhood (www.personhood.net ) as the most effective pro-life strategy for the 21st century.
Protecting Life; Not Attacking Politicians http://www.grtl.org/docs/news/PressReleaseHandel07-23-10.pdf
Georgia Right to Life PAC Principles Candidate Affirmation Statement http://grtl.org/2010candidates.asp