In a morning email sent to supporters, Republican gubernatorial candidate John Oxendine announced his signing of “one of the strongest pro-life pledges in the country.”
“If elected, I will use the power of the Governor’s office to create an environment where abortion providers will not want to do business in Georgia any longer,” said Oxendine, now the proud dad of a new baby boy. “The Oxendine Administration will enforce existing laws and use the state Constitution to put Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers out of their grizzly business.”
The email goes on to unequivocally state Oxendine’s support for the proposed constitutional amendment that would grant personhood status to fetuses. The aptly named human life amendment has languished in committee for two consecutive legislative sessions despite having the support of Georgia Right to Life, an anti-abortion group that typically aligns with the GOP.
“As Governor, I will promote and reinforce policies that protect life,” said Oxendine. “Our support for all life should be supplemented by an amendment to the Georgia Constitution proclaiming a paramount right to life, and I intend to use my office to move this legislation forward.”
Ladies and gentlemen, it is official. John Oxendine is too extreme for Georgia.