Below is an e-mail from Ricardo Davis:
Atlanta, GA – Former U.S. Congressman Virgil Goode, the Constitution Party’s presidential candidate, signed Georgia Right to Life’s “Personhood Pledge” – the gold standard of a candidate’s commitment to defend the sanctity of life. In doing so he is the only certified presidential candidate in Georgia to do so, giving Georgians who value the unalienable right to life an opportunity to vote for a candidate that supports their convictions.
Unlike any other presidential candidate, Virgil Goode has a history of standing on principle to defend the sanctity of life at the federal level. In signing the GRTL Personhood Pledge, Goode affirms his support of legislation that would ensure that the civil rights of the elderly, the mentally and physically handicapped, and all children before birth at any stage are protected by law.
In 2007 Congressman Goode was a co-sponsor of the Right to Life Act (HR 618) that “would implement equal protection under the 14th Amendment to the Constitution for the right to life of each born and preborn human person.” The Act declared that the right to life guaranteed by the Constitution is vested in each and every human being, and defines “human being” to encompass all stages of life.
In the previous year National Right to Life gave Congressman Goode a 100% pro-life rating. During his tenure in the U.S. House of Representatives Goode was a pro-life champion voting to outlaw human cloning, transport of minors across state lines to obtain elective abortions, embryonic stem cell research, partial birth abortion, and federal funding to organizations that provide abortion services, counseling or advocacy.
State Party Chairman Ricardo Davis noted, “As a long-time pro-life activist who is now working to build a 100% pro-life political party in Georgia, I realize that to be successful the party has to build from the ground up. Because of Georgia’s election laws Virgil is a certified write-in candidate, so all votes for him will be counted and reported. This is the ground-floor opportunity – and the goal is to get two percent of the vote statewide. This realistic goal lays the foundation for statewide ballot access and fosters support for like-minded state and local candidates in the next two years. Politically savvy Democrat and Republican voters here in Georgia understand that two percent of the vote will not impact the presidential vote in our state, so Virgil’s candidacy is the prime opportunity for voters who highly value the sanctity of life and the defense of marriage to vote for a candidate whose election results can lay the foundation for greater gains for these issues in Georgia.”