In a few days my youngest grandson will be 8 months old. He got off to a rough start, spending his first 11 days in NICU after being born 5 weeks early. He came out fighting and never took a step backwards. At a tiny 4 lbs. 14 oz. he was as tough a little guy as you will ever meet. Today he is a healthy, happy, and much bigger little boy, thanks to the efforts of a team of outstanding medical professionals and the answered prayers of a grateful family.
Last August 15, 5 days after he was born, I had just returned from visiting him in the hospital and felt compelled to write the following letter to the current occupant of the White House.
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20500
Attn: President Barack Obama
August 15, 2013
I think everyone needs at least one hero in their life to look up to. My new hero is my 5 day old grandson. Mr. President, my grandson was born 5 weeks before his due date and despite numerous physical challenges, has not taken 1 step backwards as he strives to reach all the milestones he needs to reach before he can leave the hospital. Even though he only weighs 4 lb. 14 oz. this little boy has already shown me more determination and willpower than most adults I know. He knows he is alive and he’s determined to make the most of it.
Sir, this precious little boy could have been aborted right up to the moment before he was born. Instead of making steady progress that will eventually lead to him going home; he could have ended up as a little over 4 pounds of medical waste on its way to an incinerator. Mr. President, if my little grandson is willing to work this hard for his Right to life, the least I can do is to work just as hard to insure the same Right for every other child in America.
What will it take to convince you and Planned Parenthood that every unborn child is a living human being, just as deserving of life as you and me? How many more years will Planned Parenthood be allowed to kill over 300,000 children? The doctors are saying my grandson will be going home in about 7 days. Over the course of the next 7 days Planned Parenthood will kill another 7,000 unborn children.
Mr. President, the greatest nation on earth kills over 1.2 million unborn children in its abortion mills every year. Is this the legacy we want to leave the world and the culture of death that we want our children and grandchildren to inherit? America is better than this and was founded on the principles of freedom and the Right to life that are barely recognizable anymore.
The person you assign to reading letters from people like me will probably think I’m crazy, but something wonderful is about to happen. I don’t know exactly what it is but I can feel that a change of momentum is about to occur in the pro-life movement that will reset America’s moral foundation. Ordinary people just like me have been silent for way too long and will no longer stand by and do nothing as our country’s children are killed for no justifiable reason.
Mr. President, you’re either with us or against us, and you’re currently on the wrong side. Please accept my invitation to join the pro-life movement and to show every new life the respect and dignity it deserves.
All my letters are published on the pro-life blog at www.prolifepoppop.com. Should you choose to reply, I’ll publish it, unedited.
cc: Planned Parenthood