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Georgia House OKs Mills' embryo adoption bill
Bill now goes to Gov. Perdue for his signature
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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.


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