View Mobile Site


TOP RECENT CONTENT

Georgia House OKs Mills' embryo adoption bill

Bill now goes to Gov. Perdue for his signature

POSTED: April 3, 2009 3:11 p.m.
ATLANTA - The Georgia House gave final approval to a bill by Rep. James Mills, R-Chestnut Mountain, which would permit adoption of embryos.

The House voted to accept minor changes made by the Senate.

Mills was asked if the bill establishes that the embryo is a person.

"My own personal belief is that it is a person," Mills said.

The bill defines an embryo as an individual fertilized ovum of the human species from the single-cell stage to eight-week development.

Mills believes the bill would be the first of its kind in the nation and has the potential of setting a precedent that an embryo is a person.

The bill now goes to the governor for his signature.

 




Comments

Commenting not available.
Commenting is not available.

LOCAL

SPORTS

LIFE & GET OUT

LOCAL VIDEO


Contents of this site are © Copyright 2014 The Times, Gainesville, GA. All rights reserved. Privacy policy and Terms of service

Powered by
Morris Technology
Please wait ...