State funds to be used for Anti-Abortion Centers


Screen Shot 2016-04-28 at 4.28.19 PMOn Tuesday, Georgia Governor, Nathan Deal signed a new bill that allows funds to be used for anti-abortion centers.

The bill is for pregnancy resource centers that offer medical and other services to pregnant women while discouraging them from getting abortions.

In order to receive the funds from the bill, the clinics must first qualify for for the grant. One of those that will be applying for the grant is Athens Pregnancy Center.

“We offer all the education that they need of all of the different options that are available, and then they choose,” said Tricia Parker of Athens Pregnancy Center “We let them know that what ever they choose, they are always welcome to come back.”

Some organizations aren’t quite as neutral. One of those organizations, “Students for Life at UGA,” advocates pro-life ideas on UGA campus. Students For Life Vice President, Julia Moldenhawer, said,

“This is great step forward… I’d like to see this as the beginning of more pro-life legislation.”

Planned Parenthood has openly denounced the legislation. There are no abortion clinics in Athens, including Planned Parenthood facilities.

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