Stand For Life

We all have a moral imperative to take action in the face of evil.  When we ignore the suffering and death of our fellow human beings and fail to protect those of us in harm’s way, we, ourselves become complicit in the crimes against humanity we claim to abhor.  Much of the world’s population is oppressed by ruthless dictators or threatened by terrorist thugs like ISIS.  So called civilized nations like America, the country I was lucky enough to be born into, allow their unborn children to be legally killed by an industry that promotes its deadly services from the moment of conception to birth.

The divinely endowed rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, so eloquently enumerated by America’s founders, apply to every human being, regardless of where in the world they may be or at what stage of development their universally unique life may have progressed to.  Each of us has the ability to fight oppression and to save lives.  While our individual capabilities may vary, our potential to make impactful change and to serve our fellow man is unlimited.  Those of us who can, have an obligation to do.  Those who see evil and look away will be judged accordingly.

I see the evil of abortion and I will not look away.  Over 20,000 innocent children will die needless deaths in America this week and 20,000 more will die next week unless a quantum change in attitudes and behavior instantly occurs.  I acknowledge that these changes would require a miracle, but I still believe in miracles.  As human beings, we are entrusted with the most coveted of all the miracles of the universe; life.  We’ve done a pretty bad job of protecting life and insuring that the most basic and most important of all God’s gifts is held in reverence.  Evil organizations like Planned Parenthood are allowed to kill hundreds of thousands of innocent children every year in the country representing the world’s last best hope.

Evil is opportunistic, and thrives where there is ignorance and apathy. Just like a brilliant light can instantly end the darkest night, the simple but powerful act of welcoming every new life into the world will end the practice of abortion forever.  The challenge is, how do we get there?  We look inside and marvel at the gift of life we were given.  We contemplate our beating hearts and realize that the animating life force behind every beat is not from this world.  We appreciate that we are universally unique human beings and that every other human being, from the moment of conception, is one of a kind and deserving of the gift of life.

When we stop killing our fellow human beings there is no limit to what we can do together.  When standing on the side of life we must be willing to give everything, even our life, to serve our fellow man.  The greatest man to ever walk the earth did just that.  He told us that we can do all the things He did, and greater things still.  I take Him at His word and pledge to stand up for life, no matter what.

 

A Typical Day

My day today was filled with meetings, crisis resolution, and putting together a bid package worth millions of dollars. As busy as I was, the thought that thousands of innocent children were being killed by America’s abortion industry while I worked, never left my mind.  That’s my life these days.  No matter what I’m doing or where I happen to be, the mission that I’ve committed the rest of my life to, ending abortion, is always on my mind.  When a typical day at Planned Parenthood is an empty parking lot and no more babies entering a clinic alive and leaving dead, my mission will be complete.

I have a stressful job and some days I would rather do just about anything other than what I do for a living.  On those days I think about the innocent children all over the world, beginning their day, not knowing that they will be killed; and the day ahead of me doesn’t appear so daunting.  The problems we all face on a daily basis pale in comparison to an innocent child’s last minutes in an abortion clinic.  While most of our problems are self inflicted, the fate of thousands of unborn children every day in America is decided by others.

I can only imagine a typical day at a Planned Parenthood clinic.  Their employees kiss their children goodbye, put in a long day of killing other peoples’ children, and then go home to their own.  I have to think that the workers at a place like Planned Parenthood lose a little bit of their soul every day.  And I absolutely believe that when you take the gift of life from an innocent human being you give up a portion of your own.

From my perspective, spending our days treating people right and respecting every unborn child’s right to life is much easier than spending  our limited time killing our fellow human beings.  There’s enough violence and mayhem in the world. The last thing we need are organizations dedicated to killing children for money.  If a typical day is meant to be normal and uneventful, count me out.  My goal is to change the world and change the minds of those believing that killing an unborn child is a simple matter of choice.  If the pursuit of my goal makes anyone uncomfortable, so be it; sue me.

At this point in my life, my typical day is hectic and oft times chaotic.  In the midst of the chaos I always know that the day I’ll be able to dedicate my efforts full-time in defense of life is moving ever closer.  My hope is that by the time I am able to work full-time to end abortion, my efforts and those of millions of other like-minded individuals will have already ended it.

A typical day for every unborn child should end with it being alive and healthy.  Until that time comes, I’ll continue to speak out for the most vulnerable among us; those without a voice.

The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday

These wise words from the Navy Seals ring true in most of our lives.  Before we decide to take on a seemingly insurmountable task, life is easy, but not necessarily rewarding.  Once we get started, we begin to doubt that our goals are achievable.  We wonder if we should have set the bar lower, if we should have left the heavy lifting to others.  When we put our doubts aside and commit to achieving what we once thought was impossible, anything is possible.  The secret is to move forward with fearless determination and to never take a step backwards.  Own your mission in life, commit to it fully, and ignore those who will tell you that it can’t be done.

My mission in life is to end abortion.  I’m in the warm-up phase right now.  In about four and a half years, when I plan to retire, my full-time job will be fighting for every unborn child’s right to life.  I’ve been told that I can’t make a difference and that nothing I can do will close the doors of Planned Parenthood and their friends in the business of killing babies.  I believe otherwise.  I know it sounds crazy, but I’ve seen a world where we no longer allow our children to be killed and we respect every human beings’ right to life.  It’s a world I want my grandsons to grow up in and a world I would like to experience before my life in the physical realm comes to an end.

The time we all were given is priceless and we never know when our time is up.  The time we waste can never be recovered and no one knows when they’ve performed their last good or bad deed.  I’ve made the choice to do everything I can to leave the world a little better than it was when I got here.  I could have chosen any number of good causes to work for, and never would have thought that I would be chosen to work for a cause.  On May 12 of 2013 I was called to speak out on behalf of our unborn children.  The call was unmistakable and I have no idea why I was picked.  I could have ignored the call and gone about my life; not spending countless hours writing, and not spending every day wondering what it will take to reach my goal.  I could have done anything else with my life, but I couldn’t look into my grandsons’ eyes, knowing that thousands of their future friends are killed every day, and not do anything to stop it.

I work hard at my day job and at this point in my life I’m just doing it for the money.  I look forward to the day in the not so distant future when I no longer work for money, but work full time at something much more important than worldly compensation.   I look forward to working harder in retirement than I ever worked at building my career.  I look forward to the doors slamming shut at all the world’s abortion mills for the last time, and I look forward to the world I’ve seen in my dreams becoming my reality.

 

The End of Abortion #2

Every 4 years the Presidential candidates on the Republican side are ambushed by the left-leaning media with the abortion question.  They’re asked why a woman shouldn’t have the right to have her unborn child killed at any time prior to birth and asked to explain why there shouldn’t be exceptions to any laws restricting abortion.  Every time, they box the candidate into a corner where any answer they give is construed and reported as a war on women.  These questions are asked for one reason only; to score a gotcha.  The Democrats are always given a pass and never asked the tough questions.  They dutifully trot out, kiss the ring of the pro-abortion lobby, and quote the standard liberal talking point that abortion should be “safe, rare, and legal.”  No one believes it but it gets them through the abortion gauntlet and they move on.

This time around it’s not working out the way it always has in the past..  When asked about his position on restrictions to abortion without exception, Rand Paul threw it back to them.  He told them to ask Debbie Wasserman Schultz if she is ok with  killing a 7 pound baby in the womb because it has yet to be born.  The utterly clueless Schultz has been sputtering and stammering all week and, so far, has not answered the question.  I have a couple questions for Congresswoman Schultz: When does life begin?  Does life spontaneously erupt seconds before a child is born or is an unborn child a living human being from the moment of conception?

Schultz and her cohorts on the pro-abortion side would have you believe that the abortion debate is centered around the question of viability outside the womb and a woman’s so-called right to decide whether her unborn child should live or die.  They studiously avoid the question of when life begins and continue to ignore the fact that an unborn child is a unique and separate living human being, living inside its mother’s body.  When pressed on abortion, they invariably revert back to Roe v Wade and try to justify the killing of millions of children on the back of a flawed Supreme Court ruling.

Whether a child has developed to the point that it can survive outside the womb has no bearing on the fact that it is alive.  Just like an unborn child, anyone undergoing major surgery is kept alive by independent support systems during the procedure.  They’re still alive.  They just need a little help, just like an unborn child.  Tying your position on abortion  to viability outside the womb is a constantly moving target.  Children who would not survive outside the womb 10 years ago, now routinely survive.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s side needs to step into the 21st century.  They all need to grow a spine and to stand on the side of life.  They need to accept the reality that life is a divinely endowed right and that this right is not conditioned on the stage of development of any human being.  As long as blithering idiots like Debbie Wasserman Schultz infest the halls of Congress, meaningful legislation to ban the killing of unborn children will not happen on the Federal level.  Abortion will be brought to an end by the States, and many are hard at work right now working on the side of life.  In the end, the killing of our children by a blood-thirsty abortion industry will only stop when we, as individuals, embrace the sanctity of every human life and collectively commit to protecting every human being from the moment of conception.

Letter to Salisbury Planned Parenthood #14

Planned Parenthood

1506 South Salisbury Blvd.

Court Plaza Shopping Center

Salisbury, Md.  21801

 April 13, 2014

To Whom it May Concern:

I haven’t seen a lot of activity at your office lately.  Hopefully, that means fewer neighbors of mine are coming to you to have their babies killed.  If it stays like this, you’ll probably fall short of your target number of dead children this year.  One can only hope.  I believe the universe has a perfect accounting system, and Planned Parenthood’s account has been overdrawn for some time.

Since business is down, this would be a good time to convert the Salisbury office to anything other than a place to go to have your child killed.  Maybe a flea market or maybe a total 180, and convert it to a baby supply outlet where you can purchase necessities for your living breathing child.  Wouldn’t that be a compelling change of circumstances?  Personally, I would opt for tearing the whole place down and wiping its footprint from the face of the earth.

If you choose not to scribble “return to sender” on this letter, you will be reading it on behalf of an organization that kills over 300,000 innocent children every year.  You and everyone in your office have the blood of these dead children on your hands.  Every day that you go to work you are helping to fulfill Planned Parenthood’s racist eugenicist founder’s vision of a world where undesirable babies and any human being deemed to be less than perfect, by her standards, is killed for a fee.

It is an undeniable truth that every baby that enters your building deserves its chance at life.  An industry, such as yours, that thrives by killing innocent children, is contrary to every principle of moral human behavior.  No human being is born with the desire to kill babies for a living.  Your industry and the people working in it are the product of a society that has allowed left-wing politicians and social progressives to successfully promote a no-consequences mindset where you are no longer responsible for your actions.

I hate to break it to you, but you, me, and everyone else is ultimately responsible for everything we say or do.  Your fate is sealed by every dead baby that leaves your building.  Planned Parenthood, despite its so-called success, is doomed to fail.  My mission in life is to see your doors closed forever.   Since I’m not getting any younger, your cooperation toward expediting this endeavor would be greatly appreciated.

All my letters are published on my pro-life blog at www.prolifepoppop.com.  Write back and I’ll publish it, unedited.

 

 

 

 

Batter Up

My grandson’s first Tee-Ball game was today.  As an unashamedly biased fan, I thought he was the best player on the field.  Watching him play, I realized what a miracle he is.  A little over 4 years ago he did not exist in the physical realm. Today he’s fielding grounders and swinging for the fences.  I’m swinging for the fences too in my quest to end abortion. The children of the world deserve no less than the best effort all of us can put forth to insure that every one of them is allowed to exercise their God-given right to life.

The chances of either of my grandsons becoming professional baseball players are pretty remote.  The certainty that both of them will make universally unique impressions on the world is absolute.  That’s what the world loses every time another unborn child meets its fate at the hands of the abortion industry; a universally unique human being, lost forever.  If a child loses at baseball they get another chance.  If they lose their right to life, it’s all over.

Life in the womb is like being in the on deck circle, waiting for your turn to bat.  You’re in the game just waiting for your turn to play.  You’re just as much a player as anyone else on the field; just like an unborn child is a living human being, just like any other human being; waiting for its turn.  Every unborn child is already a winner.  They were picked by the Creator of the universe to receive the gift of life.  Being picked by the Creator of stars and galaxies to receive His gift makes every human being special.  Those of us who feel we should be able to decide which of His gifts to accept and which ones to reject are saying that we know better than Him.

When God calls batter up to a new life, His intention is for that new life to get into the game.  He wishes nothing but home runs for all of us, and I’m sure that He wants every human being to be a winner in the game of life.  I know that most of my days are already behind me, but I’m committed to ensuring that every new life has a clear path forward, from the moment of conception.  Life will give you everything you ask of it, as long as you are willing to do whatever it takes to get what you want.  I’m determined to help end the practice of abortion and I won’t stop until my heart does.

At this stage of my life I’m in the on deck circle for my journey into eternity.  When God calls batter up for my next adventure, I hope to be able to look back and see that I helped save some lives and change some others for the better.  Life, just like baseball, is all about doing the best you can, and leaving knowing that you left it all on the field.

 

Letters to John Boehner #1

Speaker John Boehner

H-232 The Capitol

Washington, D.C.  20515

 April 8, 2015

 Mr. Speaker:

Last year, before the mid-term elections, you and your counterpart in the Senate promised to pass the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.  To date, all you have done is cower in the face of partisan politics and special interests; doing nothing to protect America’s unborn children.  I took you at your word when you promised to pass this bill, and I’m deeply disappointed in your lack of courage when it comes to protecting the most vulnerable among us.

The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act would save about 20,000 unborn babies from agonizingly painful deaths every year in America.  20,000 isn’t a big number when compared to the more than 1 million unborn children killed in our nation’s abortion mills every year, but I believe with all my heart that every child’s right to life is worth fighting for.  The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act would ban abortions of children 20 weeks old or older; the point at which they can feel the pain of being killed.

Mr. Speaker, what sane person could oppose a bill designed to prevent the brutal killing of an unborn child that can feel every cut, rip, and tear as it is dismembered?  While you and your colleagues submit to political pressure, innocent children all over America are being ripped from their mothers’ wombs and discarded as nothing more than medical waste.  Sir, these children were endowed with the same right to life that you and I enjoy.  The Constitution that you swore an oath to defend means nothing if the rights it enshrines are not applied equally and without conditions.

America’s Founders did not give their all for a country that would allow its own children to be killed by an industry dedicated to killing as many of them as possible for as much money as possible.  They dreamed of a country where every human being could express its divinely endowed right to life.  They dreamed of a country whose elected officials would uphold its founding principles and fight for its most vulnerable citizens.

Mr. Speaker, there is no gray area between doing what is right and capitulating to special interests.  You and your colleagues know what you have to do.  Pass the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.  Send it to the Senate so they can pass it, and then work to override the President’s promised veto.   With a couple votes and couple strokes of a pen you can save 20,000 children, and it won’t cost America’s taxpayers a dime.  Do the right thing.  America’s children will thank you.

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.