February 13, 2015 Radio Commentary

Legalizing More Abortions

Radio Commentary, 90.7, 91.7 New Life FM, February 13, 2015 – By Sue Ella Deadwyler

In recent years, pro-life advocates worked long and hard to get the Woman’s Right to Know Act passed to limit as many abortions as possible. Now, that law is under attack. S.B. 39 was introduced by Senator Nan Orrock January 26th to authorize abortions after the second trimester, if two physicians and two consulting physicians certify abortion would preserve the life of the woman, which they never identify as an expectant mother.

S.B. 39 would eliminate current law requiring abortion doctors to preserve the life of the unborn child. In fact, it removes the word “child” from current law and substitutes the phrase “product of the abortion,” then requires medical aid for a surviving fetus to be supplied ONLY if the “product of abortion” is capable of “meaningful life,” a totally subject phrase that allows the abortion doctor to choose life or death for any child that survives an abortion.

A “medical emergency” is redefined as any condition that so complicates the medical condition of the female that an abortion is necessary to avert her death or serious risk of substantial impairment of her bodily function, but the bill has no “emergency” care for the baby. Continue reading

May 2, 2014 Radio Commentary

Abortion Funding Opt-out

Radio Commentary, 90.7, 91.7 New Life FM, May 2, 2014 – By Sue Ella Deadwyler

Good morning, Jim. During the session, I reported asking a friend how things were going for the pro-life bill she was working. At that point, she was waiting for her bill to be “tweaked” so it would pass.

But “tweaking” a bill is not as easy as it sounds. Adding a comma in the wrong place or putting “and” where an “or” should be is a big deal, because the tiniest amendment can dramatically change or kill a bill. But her waiting was rewarded; and the tweaking was successful. So, when S.B. 98 goes into effect, no insurance policy issued in this state will be allowed to provide coverage for abortion unless it is already allowed in Georgia.

Pro-life lobbyists got S.B. 98 passed. It does not create or recognize a right to abortion; it will not make legal any abortion that is currently illegal in Georgia; and it does not affect benefits for abortion already permitted under the state health insurance plan as approved by the board and existing on January 1st of this year. Continue reading

July 26, 2013 Radio Commentary

1966: Georgia’s Big Leap down the Slippery Slope

Radio Commentary, 90.7, 91.7 New Life FM, July 26, 2013 – By Sue Ella Deadwyler

Years ago, even before I became a “watchman on the wall” at the State Capitol, anti-traditional bills became law and dramatically interfered with parental authority. Seemingly honorable, honest, family-minded legislators passed laws that changed state culture forever. It was 1966 when senators and representatives in the Georgia General Assembly (most of whom had children and grandchildren) passed the Family Planning Act to provide confidential reproductive services for all ages, regardless of marital status. That meant no child is too young to receive services and no agency will inform the child’s parents.

The 1966 Family Planning Act presents a neutral attitude toward reproductive healthcare, with no mention of morality, parental authority and responsibility, or the law’s impact on the family unit or on family unity. In fact, you might have noticed that any sexually active or pregnant female is now identified in the media as a “woman,” though she might be only ten years old.

In Georgia, county boards of health and health districts, as well as pertinent departments of family and children services, train agency personnel to confidentially counsel and interview minors about reproductive health – healthcare/devices/medication/referrals before/during/after sexual activity. So, without parental knowledge or consent, minors may acquire from those agencies whatever medical services/drugs they want … if it concerns sexual activity. Continue reading