Red Envelope Day| Fight the Infant Holocaust

red envelope day

Remember Life

Last Fall I read, The Book Thief. It’s narrated by Death, who for the most part is quite good-natured, but confused as to why humans keep killing each other. Describing a particularly dreadful bombing, Death says:

500 souls.

I carried them in my fingers, like suitcases. Or I’d throw them over my shoulder. It was only the children I carried in my arms.  (335)

Since1973, 46 million babies have been aborted. 1.3 million per year.  I wonder how Death carries those  babies.

We look at the holocaust, and wonder— in real-life horror— how a nation could have done such atrocities to other human beings. Adults and children.

In our nation, it’s legal to end the life of a baby just because it’s not born yet. Just because the mom doesn’t want it.

I was told in high school that I shouldn’t argue about abortion. It was too divisive, and how could I contest a woman’s privacy? How could I contest a woman’s right to choose?

Well, I can educate women and young girls about what is actually going on in their body. It’s not a glob. It’s a human. Its heart starts beating at ten days. And it most likely feels pain. 

Abortion deserves discussion. Unborn babies deserve advocates.

March 31: Red Envelope Day

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."

No matter how you feel about Obama, consider how you feel about abortion. The FOCA will eliminate all state restrictions on abortion (ie. what people in their own states decided about the issue).

What you can do:

Get a red envelope. You can buy them at Kinkos, or any party supply store, or here. 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.

Mail the envelope on March 31st, 2009.

Learn more about the red envelope project here


–Ruby Eliot



  1. Jake said,

    March 16, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    Yes, women have a choice if they want a child. That choice is BEFORE they get pregnant, not after.

  2. March 16, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    […] Starting tomorrow, I’ll be posting on Beetle Babee’s blog. […]

  3. Delirious said,

    March 16, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    Once a woman’s body is pregnant, it is no longer private…it is shared.

  4. beetlebabee said,

    March 16, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    Delirious, I agree a hundred percent. There is all the choice in the world before, but after that you can’t choose not to have the consequences of your actions. Someone is going to have the consequences. It’s unjust to take an innocent life to avoid the consequences of your actions.

    Also, welcome Ruby! This is Ruby’s first post on Beetle Blogger! I’m so excited to have her over here from Pomegranate Apple Blog. We’re combining forces! Welcome Welcome!

  5. Josy said,

    March 27, 2009 at 11:12 am

    The Bible taught us, that is a life inside of us from the first day of the conception. If we feel grownups to have sexual relation, we should be mature to accept the consequences, don’t take life away from somebody that is not able to tell you how she or he feels about it, don’t take away those smiles, hugs, tears, laughs, that every child can give to the world.
    I was so happy when I went to different stores and don’t find red envelops. It is a good sign.

  6. March 27, 2009 at 6:37 pm

    Save money on envelopes . . . spend more on stamps . . . send more Red Envelopes.


  7. OliviaB. said,

    March 30, 2009 at 11:33 am

    I can picture a wave of red coming into the White House. This is a great way to silently put out a very strong message. Don’t forget to put your return address on it or else it won’t get to it’s final destination. A post office person put on an envelope on March 27: “PLEASE PUT YOUR RETURN ADDRESS ON THE LETTER–RED ENVELOPES ARE BEING PULLED AND SENT TO THE DEAD LETTER BIN BECAUSE THEY DO NOT HAVE RETURN ADDRESSES!!!” I’ll be sending mine. :)

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