Monday, March 30, 2009
Tuesday, March 31st, is Red Envelope Day. In case you haven't heard about it, this is the day where you mail a red envelope to President Obama. This solitary act is a statement to the president about the value of human life. Thousands upon thousands of people will be participating in this simple act to express our heartfelt stand against abortion. Love him or not, no one can deny that President Obama is a radical extremist when it comes to abortion "rights." His Senate voting record made this clear, as he would not even vote to provide children born alive after a botched abortion with health care. His comments during his presidential campaign also spoke to his views, once when he said it was "above [his] pay grade" to know when life began, and another time when he said if one of his daughters got pregnant, he would advocate abortion because he "wouldn't want her punished with a baby." And, of course, now that he is the president, he has pushed his pro-abortion agenda by repealing a Bush anti-abortion act and surrounding himself with staff members who are perhaps even more extreme than he is when it comes to abolishing life--and that's saying something.
BUT President Obama also said that he believed that "common ground" could be reached in the abortion debate. So let's take him at his word. Let's give him an opportunity to prove that he really is interested in hearing from the multitudes of Americans who want to be heard on this issue, who are seriously saddened and concerned about the loss of innocent life that comes as a result of abortion. Red Envelope Day is that opportunity.
In case you're asking yourself--as we all sometimes do--"What good will this do?" let me ask you a question: "What good has doing nothing done?" Exactly! So you might as well change tactics and take a stand. I'll go one step further. Let's imagine the worst case scenario. Let's imagine that nothing we ever do for the sake of the unborn ever amounts to anything and we totally lose this battle. Wouldn't you rather go down fighting? I would. I pray for the day that abortion will be eradicated. That is the cry of my heart. But I tell you what: No matter what happens tomorrow, or next year, or 50 years from now, if nothing ever works in favor of the pro-life movement, I am one warrior who will not be going down without a fight.
If you don't have a red envelope, do what I did: Buy a .99 Thank You card that has a red envelope accompanying it--and there you go! And if worse comes to worse, color a white envelope with a red crayon or marker! It's worth it, isn't it?
All you have to do is mail your red envelope to:
President Barack Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington , D.C. 20500
On the back of the envelope, write:
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. Responsibility begins with conception.
Mail your envelope on Tuesday, March 31st.