Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Pro-life Tidbits

Oklahoma is considering a bill to allow a pregnant mother to use lethal force to stop an attack on her unborn baby. This is a quote about it from koco.com.

Oklahoma already has a law allowing a person to use force to protect himself or another person from someone else. The new bill includes an unborn child as "another" person. Oklahoma has also had a law covering the murder of unborn babies since 2005.

I got an e-mail from my TX State Senator saying that she is supporting the Texas ultrasound bill. The original vote was delayed. It is now scheduled for some time this week.

The White House got 2 million red envelopes from the Red Envelope Project. I somehow did not know about this until after it occurred, but I am glad so many people participated. You can read more about it on WorldNetDaily. I am not sure how effective this will be, but I pray that it will at least touch the hearts of the White House staff.
HT: LifeSiteNews.com

3 comments:

Raymond V Banner said...

I happened to see the original article on World Net Daily of the two million plus red envelopes The White House mailing room received.
A man who had worked in the White House for about 30 years told WND that he had not seen such a mass mailing comparable to this for many years.

Some may still be unfamiliar with the "red envelope" project. The idea originated with a pro-life veteran layman and spread through pro-life organizations and the general pro-life community. The project consisted of persons mailing an empty envelope colored red on the front with a message on the back that this empty envelope represented the life of an aborted child.

I did not find any red envelopes in supply in my local community. So I used a red marker pen to color
much of the front of a regular envelope, leaving white space for addressing.

I doubt that it will convert Obama or his adminstration, but it was a powerful grassroots statement that might gives the administration some pause in pressing their radical pro-abortion agenda. Hope so at least. Anyway, the battle is ongoing. Thanks Frances for the ways you have been involved.

Raymond V Banner said...

Correction to my above post: I believe the original story reported that the staff member commenting on the large mailing of red envelopes had worked in the White House mailing room for 35 years, rather than 30 years as I wrote above.

Applied Christianity said...

Raymond,

It is always nice to hear from you. Thanks for the comment on the red envelope project. That fills in some of the blanks.