Thursday, November 6, 2008

What to do now?

I have been giving a great deal of thought to the issue of what to do as a Pro-Life advocate in a country which will now be led by a President and Congress that is largely pro-choice.

President-Elect Barack Obama comes to this position with a great deal of emotional baggage. Perhaps he perceived himself as a burden on his mother and grandmother; else why would he see a child as "punishment" for a mother with an unintended pregnancy?

My thought is that it is possible to change his heart, if he hears enough personal stories to persuade him otherwise. If every mother wrote to him her own personal story of motherhood, and why she is against abortion, I do think it could have an effect upon him. I think people should start writing to him now, as he collects his thoughts on his first actions to take when he is sworn into office.

You can reach Senator Barack Obama at:
713 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
202-224-2854
obama.senate.gov/contact/

A hand-written, heartfelt letter is always the best, but any contact is better than none at all.

3 comments:

Heather - Doodle Acres said...

An excellent idea!!!

Judi "Jlo" Moran said...

That is an absolutely wonderful idea, Elizabeth. I believe it's Spirit-led.
No one can argue with personal stories. It truly might be an avenue to reach our new President.
Thank you for sharing this.
I will strongly consider it as I have a personal testimony to the damage an abortion inflicts on a person's life.
Thank you for visiting my blog and commenting.
Have a lovely day,
Judi

Leticia said...

You truly have a loving heart. This is exactly what Jesus would have us do. Thank you for reminding me.