Pro-Life Hero Rep. Bobby Franklin Remembered as a Man of Christian Principles

By Angela Wittman

Rep. Bobby Franklin
“Rep. Franklin would want his legacy to be one of principled leadership. He was very fond of saying it is never the right time to do the wrong thing,” Setzler said. “He would want to be remembered first as a person of faith and second as a person who loved his country and loved liberty.” - Rep. Ed Setzler, Franklin remembered for his principles, dedication, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 7.26.2011

Rep. Bobby Franklin of Marietta, Georgia was found dead of apparently natural causes in his home on July 26th.

Rep. Bobby Franklin was a consistent defender of life as is proven by his sponsorship of Georgia HB1. The Summary of the bill states:

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend the Official Code of Georgia Annotated so as to provide that prenatal murder shall be unlawful in all events and to remove numerous references to such procedures; to amend Title 16, relating to crimes and offenses, so as to make certain findings of fact; to define certain terms; to provide that any prenatal murder shall be unlawful; to provide a penalty; to repeal certain exceptions to certain offenses; to provide for severability; to provide an effective date; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

You can read the complete bill as filed November 15, 2010 here:

Representative Franklin's biography on his Georgia House of Representatives page states:

First elected to the Georgia House of Representatives in 1996, Representative Bobby Franklin (R-Marietta) represents the 43rd District.

Representative Franklin is Vice Chairman of the Information & Audits Committee and the Vice Chairman of the Legislative and Congressional Reapportionment Committee. He also serves as a member of the Banks & Banking and Judiciary (Non-Civil) Committees. He previously served on the Natural Resources and Environment and the Special Judiciary Committees.

A graduate of Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, Georgia, Representative Franklin earned a degree in both Biblical Studies and Business Administration. Bobby is an active member of the Reformed Presbyterian Church.

Representative Franklin’s private sector experience as corporate controller, CFO, and business analyst enable him to bring sound business and fiscal principles to government. He has a record of consistently advocating for reducing the tax burden on Georgia citizens.

Representative Franklin has been called "the conscience of the Republican Caucus" because he believes that civil government should return to its biblically and constitutionally defined role.

Representative Franklin's heroism, leadership and commitment to ending the slaughter of the preborn will be missed, but his legacy will live on. May those who share his concern for the preborn take up the 100% pro-life mantle of Rep. Franklin and work to end the prenatal murder of children in Georgia and other states.

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Speaker David Ralston’s office has announced that the funeral for State Representative Bobby Franklin will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, August 1st, 2011 at Cumming Baptist Church, 115 Church Street, Cumming, Ga., 30040.

Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to Rep. Franklin’s home church:

Chalcedon Presbyterian Church
302 Pilgrim Mill Road
Cumming, GA 30040



This sermon preached today [July 31, 2011] by Joe Morecraft III on Psalm 117 is very appropriate as Rep. Bobby Franklin was a member of Chalcedon Presbyterian Church.



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