Originally created 05/28/98

Supports candidate's abortion stand 052898 - The Augusta Chronicle



Georgia lieutenant governor candidate Mitch Skandalakis is opposed to abortion. As FultonCounty Commission chairman, he led an investigation into Grady Hospital's abortion practices, including the performing of partial-birth abortions. The investigation was in preparation for a resolution he intended to pass prohibiting such abortions from taking place in Fulton County when the statewide ban on partial-birth abortions was enacted in 1997.

Mr. Skandalakis does not support the use of taxpayers' dollars to fund any type of abortions, and as lieutenant governor, he is committed to supporting legislation banning all government funding of abortions. He believes taxpayer-funded clinics should not provide pro-abortion counseling and that adoption should be encouraged by state government counseling agencies.

He also believes parents should give consent before their child is given an abortion. ...

There are too many abortions being performed in Georgia. Mr. Skandalakis will support legislation restricting abortion except in cases of rape, incest and when the life of the mother is in danger. And, as a firm believer in the value of human life, he will not only work to protect the unborn, he will also protect the infirm and the aged by firmly standing against legislation allowing euthanasia and or assisted suicide.

Rob Blandenburg,Augusta