Doug McKillip found Jesus, switched parties and pushed through one of the strictest anti-abortion laws in the country last year.
The Lord did not see fit to return the favor, allowing his only begotten state representative to fall to defeat at the hands of Regina Quick. But McKillip says losing his seat was worth it:
“If the fight means losing a seat in the Georgia House of Representatives, or taking a day off from work and standing in the freezing cold for an hour, or making a donation to the cause we all believe in … please just always remember (that) babies are worth the fight,” he told 2,000 people at an anti-abortion rally marking the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, according to Morris News Service.
The law bans most abortions after 20 weeks, rather than the 24-week “viability” standard set by the Supreme Court. Quick, although pro-life, attacked the law as unconstitutional and an intrusion into the doctor-patient relationship, contributing to her narrow win in last year’s Republican primary.
Consider McKillip’s appearance at such a rally as evidence he’s not done with politics. Meanwhile, the law is on hold while a Fulton County judge considers an ACLU’s challenge.
In other political news, the AJC obtained a strongly-worded letter from longtime Georgia Public Broadcasting producer Ashlie Wilson Pendley resigning in protest of former state Sen. Chip Rogers’ $150,000 make-work job.
“I think it is unconscionable to create a position and compensate any individual in this manner during these difficult times,” she wrote. “I am quite certain that considerable political pressure was brought to bear to make this a reality.”
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