The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20500
Attn: President Barack Obama
November 20, 2013
Last Sunday while your friends at Planned Parenthood were pulling out all the stops in their attempt to defeat Albuquerque’s Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Ordinance I was running til I dropped with my nearly 3 year old grandson. We ran and played in my yard and the joy on his face was priceless. Mr. President, the memories I’m making with my grandkids are the most important in my life. Unfortunately, the memories every mother leaves a Planned Parenthood clinic with will haunt her forever; and the child she leaves behind will never get the chance to form the memories of a lifetime.
Mr. President, it doesn’t have to be like this. America could stop killing its unborn children tomorrow. America’s industry of death could close tomorrow and nobody would notice; nobody but the babies who would get to live, the mothers who would bring a new life into the world, and the grandparents like me who would get to spoil their grandkids rotten. America’s culture of death could end tomorrow and all the unintended consequences of killing our unborn children would slowly begin to fade with it.
Mr. President, you could make this happen. Ending the intentional killing of our unborn children would be painless. There is no downside to allowing babies to be born. Allowing life to follow its natural course is the default setting for every human being. All that is needed is a leader who believes the Right to life trumps all other Rights. All that is needed is a reawakening of the basic principles our Founders enumerated in a little document you’ve chosen to ignore; the Constitution. All that is needed is for every human being to respect every other human being’s Right to life.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Gandhi both had dreams and both knew that violence was never the answer to any problem. They both changed the course of their nations, and changed the world without the use of violence. They both changed the world through an unwavering force of will for causes that were bigger than their personal aspirations. The pro-life movement, like these inspirational leaders, is a steady, unrelenting drumbeat. It won’t go away and will never give up. It moves forward for a just cause and is life-affirming. The pro-life movement doesn’t resort to violence; it seeks to end violence. The pro-life movement pitches good against evil, secure in the knowledge that good will always prevail.
Mr. President, we will end the killing of our unborn children with you or without you. We will prevail over the evil you condone and know in the end that we gave our all for a cause worth giving everything.
As always, my letters to you are published on my pro-life blog at www.prolifepoppop.com. Write back and I’ll publish it, unedited.
cc: Planned Parenthood