Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Pro-Life Campaign

I have expressed before my reasons for being pro-life, and why I feel so strongly about it. You can read more on that here. You can also click on "testimony" on the Topics list at right.

Today I got this email, actually, I got it twice, and for others who consider themselves pro-life, it might be something you'd like to consider.

Here is the content of the email:

Dear Family and Friends,

I am passing this along, because I thought perhaps you would like to participate in Red Envelope Day, on March 31, 2009.

Get a red envelope. You can buy them at Kinkos, or at party supply stores. On the front, address it to

President Barack Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington , D.C. 20500

On the back, write the following message.

This envelope represents one child who died because of an abortion.
It is empty because the life that was taken is now unable to be a part of our world.

We will mail the envelopes out March 31st, 2009.

Put it in the mail, and send it. Don't forget to put your name and address on it or they will just pitch them out!

Forward this event to every one of your friends who you think would send one too. I wish we could send 50 million red envelopes, one for every child who died [in the U.S.] before having a chance to live.

It may seem that those who believe abortion is wrong are in a minority. It may seem like we have no voice and it's shameful to even bring it up. Let us show our President and the world that the voices of those of us who do not believe abortion is acceptable are not silent and must be heard.

Barack Obama spoke at a Planned Parenthood Action Fund event, uttering the now infamous line, "Well, the first thing I'd do as president is, is sign the Freedom of Choice Act. [Applause.] That's the first thing that I'd do."

An empty red envelope will send a message to President Barack Obama that there is moral outrage in this country over this issue [The Freedom of Choice Act, which will essentially “undo” every law currently in place to limit abortion in the U.S. (i.e., parental consent laws, parental notification, waiting periods, prohibition of transporting a minor girl across state lines to obtain an abortion, etc.)]. It is a quiet, but clear message of protest.

I'm getting my red envelopes ready. How about you?

If you are not familiar, you can read more about The Freedom of Choice Act here:

http://www.lifenews .com/nat4359. html

http://www.barackob ama.com/2008/ 01/22/obama_ statement_ on_35th_annive. php

http://www.jillstan ek.com/archives/ 2008/07/one_ year_annive. html

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