The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20500
Attn: President Barack Obama
July 8, 2013
Spending the day Saturday with my 2 year old grandson marked another day of unremarkable events that I would not trade for anything. The little things like watching the joy on his face as he tossed coins into a shopping mall fountain and his unbridled happiness as he performed a test run with his new shoes were priceless.
Mr. President, the emotions I feel when I’m spending time with my grandson represent a double-edged sword for me. While I love my grandson unconditionally and know that he feels the same for me, always in the back of my mind is the nagging realization that while we are spending our quality time together, somewhere in America scores of innocent children are becoming the latest statistics in the abortion industry’s deadly march to infamy.
Sir, I just don’t understand why you and the pro-abortion crowd don’t get it. My 2 year old grandson gets it. He knows that his little brother, scheduled to be born in September, is alive just like him. He knows that the natural course of events for his little brother are for him to finish his development inside his Mommy’s tummy and to then join him as his newest friend and playmate. It’s not a difficult concept to grasp. Maybe we should all view the lives of our unborn children through the prism of an innocent child’s unbiased perception.
Mr. President, I hope you are lucky enough to become a grandfather someday. Something changes inside you when you get to know and love the children of your children. You develop a new appreciation for life and see the new lives that come into yours as the miracle that they are. I have my grandson to thank for the epiphany that he inspired within me that led me to join the pro-life movement.
Mr. President, the force of life is relentless. It can’t be denied and it will prevail in the end. Instead of swimming against the tide and promoting a culture of death with the elective killing of our unborn children, why not rise with the tide of life and see how high it can take us? Your friends at Planned Parenthood will have to train for a new specialty, but change is good, right?
Back to Saturday with my grandson: My favorite part of a long day filled with unremarkable yet unforgettable events; holding my grandson in my arms as he napped and dreamed as only a child can.
cc: Planned Parenthood