I wrote last summer that Barack Obama would be the most liberal president on abortion to ever serve in the White House (Barack Obama on Abortion). He said during his campaign that the first thing he would do in office is sign the Freedom of Choice Act. There is a campaign in the works that makes a lot more sense than the typical “add you name and forward this petition” junk we usually see. I know that I often come down hard on the Culture War people, but if you want your voice to be heard this may be the way to do it. What follows is the text of an email I received today from a trust worthy source at the KBC (Kentucky Baptist Convention).
Get red envelopes or postcards and mail them on March 31st to the White House
March 31st, 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. Then 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.
Together we can change the heart of The President and save the lives of millions of children.
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 will be quiet, but clear.
Please read more about The Freedom of Choice Act here:
I’m not about to tell you that mailing one red envelope will cause good news to come by 2:00 p.m. next Tuesday. It doesn’t mean that you’re ashamed of the Gospel if you choose not to mail one. If you’re looking for a way to show that many Americans are united behind the common cause of limiting abortion, this is an organized movement taking place to do that. You’re invited to participate, and spread the word to others who may wish to do the same.
Clark J. Bunch
The Master’s Table