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May 2008
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Georgia House Bill Supporting "Conscience Clauses" Fails

LJ-SEC: (ORIGINALLY POSTED BY [info]britzkrieg)


Thank you for helping protect Georgia's women access to emergency contraception (EC or the 'morning-after' pill)! Because an overwhelming number of activists responded to Friday's urgent alert, the Georgia House did NOT pass HB1445!

House Bill 1445 would have allowed pharmacists to refuse to fill prescriptions for emergency contraception, but thanks to our advocates, we finally have a victory to celebrate!

NARAL Pro-Choice Georgia extends our deep gratitude to the following Representatives: Debbie Buckner, Karla Drenner, and Jeannette Jamieson, who spoke out against the bill from the House floor and were integral in stopping it.

The Senate version of this bill, SB123, has passed the Senate and is pending in the House - so please keep up the fight!
If you look at the Georgia General Assembly site, though, the situation looks more complex. To me, it looks like the House passed the bill, then voted to reconsider it, then voted to table it. WTF? I hate politicians...

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