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Posted by Bryan Long on April 17th, 2012

Georgia lawmakers struck a last-minute agreement to restrict abortions five months after a woman becomes pregnant, regardless of the underlying health conditions. The bright-line restriction bans the doctor's experience and advice. It gives Georgia government full control over a woman's body from that point forward.

The bill is sitting on the desk of Gov. Nathan Deal, who may scrawl his signature on the bill at any minute.

But our work has just begun.

Although we would love to win every legislative fight and block every bill, the difficult truth is that conservative Republicans control the General Assembly and the Governor's mansion. Because of this imbalance of power, we have to keep the heat on elected officials every day, not just during the session.

We want to make sure that when Gov. Nathan Deal signs this bad law, that he owns it fully and completely.

You can help by sharing this video on Facebook, Twitter, on blog posts or by emailing a link to email distribution lists. Encourage your friends and family to stay engaged in Georgia politics, even as the 2012 session fades away.

We are Georgians who are ready to once again lead the South.

Better Georgia is the state's fastest growing progressive advocacy organization. We are here to make sure our elected officials listen to Georgia families and the people who work hard each day. We fight to make sure elected officials pass sensible laws and policies that benefit everyone, not just corporations and the political elite.

Better Georgia is ready for our state to once again lead the South. We want strong communities and schools. We want quality jobs and a culture that attracts the best businesses.

The debate in Georgia has been between the right and the far right for too long. Better Georgia is working to change the debate and change our state. With your help, Georgia will be better than ever.

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