For Immediate Release: March 26, 2019
Contact: Ryan Hite, Communications Director
Washington, D.C.: The Heartbeat Bill initiative to protect unborn babies is finding a groundswell in 2019. Janet Porter’s work has resulted in an amazing push to protect innocent unborn American lives. Both the Mississippi and Kentucky governors signed their state’s heartbeat bill in the last two weeks after passage through their legislatures. Georgia is now poised to be next. The Heartbeat Bill was filed in over twenty state legislatures this year.
“Phyllis Schlafly Eagles is proud to support and work to see the Heartbeat Bill enacted in states across the union,” said Ed Martin, president of Phyllis Schlafly Eagles. “Defending the lives of unborn babies was one of Phyllis Schlafly’s top priorities, and she knew well the value of Janet Porter’s fearless and tireless efforts to pass the Heartbeat Bill in every state and at the federal level. We continue to work and hope for the future of our nation as more states are pushing forward.”
Just last week, Georgia’s Senate passed the bill and sent it back to the House, where it was already passed, but the House will vote on Senate changes. GA Governor Brian Kemp has already strongly endorsed the measure and will sign it. This week, the Heartbeat Bill faces a hearing in Ohio. The measure is also working through states like Missouri, Florida, and Tennessee.