The Calling

I’ve always been pro-life but like most people was too busy raising a family and making a living to really contemplate the horrors of abortion.  Throughout my life I had heard public figures say they had felt a calling to dedicate their lives to the causes they believed in.  I watched them pursue their callings, often at great personal sacrifice and often making the ultimate sacrifice in honor of their cause.  I watched as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his life for his cause.  I watched as Mother Teresa lived in the squalid slums of India as she comforted its impoverished children.


The birth of my first grandson, the child of my child, stirred something inside me. With the birth of my grandson I finally realized the miracle that manifests itself as life.  I knew at that moment that every life is priceless and represents a gift to the world from our Creator.  The slow burn of my calling had begun but I still didn’t know what it was.  I spent the next 2 years watching my family’s little miracle grow and flourish and used that time to learn life’s lessons from an innocent child.  My grandson taught me the meaning of unconditional love and trust.  He taught me to experience awe at the sight of a bird in flight and a butterfly as it danced from flower to flower.  I learned the true meaning of joy as I saw the look of sheer joy on his face from the simple act of wearing his new basketball pajamas for the first time.  I sat through hours of Mickey Mouse movies with him and wouldn’t trade a minute of the time we spent and continue to spend together for anything in the world. My grandson showed me the way and made me realize that the calling I was feeling was real and that I had finally found my life’s purpose.


And then the news came that my second grandson was on the way.  Unbeknownst to me at the time, my second grandson’s impending birth was another not so subtle slap to the back of the head by the Universal Intelligence telling me to get it in gear and start my work of saving our unborn children.   But, by this time my calling to become a pro-life advocate had already begun to build and the pull was getting stronger by the day.  I don’t have a wall full of diplomas or a resume of fancy degrees and I can’t really explain what a calling is.  All I know is that something inside me beyond the realm of the physical world is guiding me towards my life’s work.  I can feel it and I know it’s there, and I’m listening.  My mission to save the world’s unborn children began on May 12, 2013 and will continue until my dying breath.  Once you realize what your purpose in life is you immediately develop a sense of clarity regarding everything else in your life.  You realize the problems you stressed about yesterday really weren’t that big a deal.  You know, without a doubt, that you were put on earth in this place at this time to do what you have been called upon to do.  With that comes a sense of peace that I can’t describe with words.


I’m following my calling as a happy warrior, knowing that my pro-life position and views will bring anger and ridicule from some, and I don’t care.  I know that advocating life over death is the right thing to do and no amount of baseless justifications and shallow arguments from the other side will ever convince me otherwise.


My children and grandchildren are my inspiration to do everything I can to end the scourge of abortion.  My weapon of choice in defense of life is the written word.  Every day I’m writing commentaries and letters to politicians, abortion providers, public figures, and everyone and anyone who somewhere deep inside knows the truth but refuses to acknowledge it.


My goal is nothing less than the end of abortion in my lifetime. I know I can’t do it alone and I know that help will come from sources yet unknown to me.   Laugh if you want, ridicule and demean me if it makes you feel better, or join me in promoting life.



Letter to NARAL #1

NARAL Pro-Choice America

1156 15th Street

Suite 700

Washington, D.C.  20005


Attn:    Ilyse Hogue



August 23, 2013

Ms. Hogue:



I have a low tolerance for intellectual dishonesty.  When it comes to abortion you’re either pro-life or pro-abortion.  There is no middle ground between life and death.  You’re either alive or dead.  Saying you’re pro-choice means that you’re in favor of abortion but lack the courage or intellectual honesty to state the obvious.  Therein lies the false premise of the very name of your organization.


Your website posits the query; what is choice?  Choice, in the context of abortion, means choosing whether another living human being should be allowed to live or die.  Under the abortion tab on your website you state the following: “We believe that women should have option to choose abortion.”  Aside from the obvious grammatical error in this statement, the hypocrisy is mind-numbing.  Why should a woman have the option to arbitrarily have a separate, unique, living human being that temporarily resides in her body killed? The hypocrisy; every mother that elects to have her baby killed was allowed to be born herself.


Unlike you, I believe that life begins at conception.  I believe that every new life is a child of God, just like you, me, and every other human being in the world.  An unborn child is just as alive and deserving of life as you, me, and every other human being.  Killing an innocent child at any stage of its life is wrong and contrary to any moral or ethical standard of any civilized society.


Ms. Hogue, at what point in a child’s development should a mother not be allowed to choose to have it killed?  As I write this I have 2 grandsons; 1 at 2 ½ years old and 1 at 13 days old.  Just like an unborn child, they still depend on their mother to stay alive.  My daughter could have chosen to have either of my grandsons killed before they were born, while they depended on her to support their lives.  Should she choose to neglect her children for just a few days, neither could survive now.   What I’m saying is that I fail to see the distinction between killing your child before it is born or after.  In my eyes you’re still killing a human being, regardless of its stage of development.


Ms. Hogue, I’m not a religious fanatic or someone who stalks abortion clinics.  I’m just a flawed human just like everyone else; probably more flawed than most.  I do, however, believe with all my heart that killing unborn children is an affront to the will of our Creator and that the consequences for a society that allows this to continue will be commensurate to the evil they perpetrate.


Get used to getting letters from me.  We have a lot to talk about.  In the interest of full disclosure, I’ll be publishing my letters to you in my pro-life blog at If you choose to reply, I’ll publish your replies as well