Sonny Perdue on Abortion
Republican GA Governor
Parental notification for minors
During his 2002 run for governor, Perdue won the endorsement of Georgia Right to Life. The next year, Perdue urged legislators to send an informed consent measure to his desk requiring those seeking an abortion to wait 24 hours after receiving state-
mandated information on what Perdue called "the physical and psychological damages that occur afterwards." That law, which included a provision requiring parental notification for minors, was passed and˙signed by Perdue in 2005.
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Establish a stem cell tissue bank from fetal sources
[Governor Perdue issued an Executive Order to accomplish the objectives of SB596, which failed during the 2006 legislative session.]
Source: Georgia Legislative voting records on SB596
, Apr 14, 2006
- WHEREAS: Over 100 million Americans suffer from diseases that may be treated or cured with stem cells; and
WHEREAS: The umbilical cord, placenta, and amniotic fluid are rich in stem cells which may be used for scientific research and medical treatment without destroying embryos;
- NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED: The Governor's Commission for Newborn
Umbilical Cord Blood Research and Medical Treatment, shall be created, for the purpose of establishing a network of postnatal tissue and fluid banks in partnership with colleges, hospitals, or organizations.
- IT IS FURTHER ORDERED: The
Commission shall promote awareness and encourage donation of postnatal tissue and fluid to public or private umbilical cord blood banks, and develop a program to educate pregnant patients with respect to the banking of postnatal tissue and fluid.
Require information session 24 hours before abortion
Governor Sonny Perdue signed into law today the Woman's Right to Know Act (House Bill 197). This legislation updates Georgia's abortion requirements by ensuring that women are given the opportunity to make an informed decision about the procedure.
HB197 stipulates that women considering an abortion should receive accurate and adequate information 24 hours in advance of the procedure. This information is to include the medical risks of the procedure, probable gestational age of the unborn child,
medical risks of carrying the child to term, medical assistance available for prenatal care, childbirth, and neonatal care, and that the father is liable for child support. The bill also seeks to protect minors by requiring that an unemancipated minor
be accompanied by a parent or guardian, who must show proper identification and state that they are the lawful parent or guardian. Parents or guardians must also receive notice 24 hours before an abortion is performed.
Source: Press release: Georgia Legislative voting records on HB197
, May 10, 2005
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