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:
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.
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