Georgia governor signs bill banning taxpayer-funded abortions

ATLANTA — Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has signed into law a measure that prohibits using taxpayer funds to pay for abortion insurance coverage in Georgia.

Senate Bill 98 prevents public monies from being spent on abortion services in any of the insurance plans offered under Obamacare, or through state employee health plans, according to Georgia Right to Life (GRTL). It does have an exception to save the life of the mother.

“As a pro-life woman and mother, I am deeply grateful that Governor Deal signed this law,” GRTL Co-Executive Director Genevieve Wilson said in a statement. “Once again, he has demonstrated that he is solidly pro-life.”

Georgia is the 25th state to adopt a law stopping taxpayer funding of abortion through Obamacare, according to GRTL.

“Georgia is solidly pro-life, and bringing a halt to publicly funding this horrific practice is long overdue,” Wilson added.

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