Thursday, February 19, 2009

[Red Envelope Day]

Join us on March 31, 2009 by sending Red Envelopes from all over the nation to the White House.

We ask that you write on the back of the envelope:

"This envelope represents one child who died
because of abortion It is empty because the life that was taken is now unable to be a part of our world"

President Barack Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20500

Anonymous wrote: Why not let women choose for themselves instead of imposing your beliefs on them? I'm sure the President will respect a woman's right to do as she wishes with her own body.
Read my post again..I'm certainly not tracking down all the people that read this entry and shoving a red envelope in their hands and then forcing them to drop it off at the post office (with a stamp of course or it will not go anywhere). I'm just making it known. Of course it is a woman's decision to have an abortion or not. P.S. You're a coward. I could write an anonymous blog but I put a name & face to what I write. :) Thanks!


Jill said...

What a nice idea. I wonder what the President will think of the red envelopes?

Anonymous said...

Why not let women choose for themselves instead of imposing your beliefs on them?

I'm sure the President will respect a woman's right to do as she wishes with her own body.

Allison said...

I posted this on my blog last week...I hope that enough people participate to make an impact :)

Allison said...

p.s. Anonymous...if the woman were killing herself, then that would be doing what she wants with her OWN body. Killing the unborn child (the separate person with its own set of DNA) in her womb is not doing what she wants to her OWN body. I don't understand why that is so hard for the pro-abortion camp to understand...

(I get all sorts of anonymous responses when I write pro-life posts on my blog...)

Anonymous said...

What a good idea. As I was sitting here reading your post, hubby and ranting about what this country to going to come to soon... scary to think about.

The Pink Potpourri said...

thanks for sharing. that's awesome. i'll be sending one!

Tina:0) said...

I'll be trying to remember to join this effort!!

And to Anonymous... maybe you should thank your Mom for CHOOSING life for you!

Isn't it funny... if someone hits a pregnant woman with a car & kills both her & her unborn, its something that the law would prosecute. But if a woman chooses to abort an unborn child, its a 'choice'?! Something isn't right in the universe, huh?!

Thanks, Megan!

Healing Bear said...

Megan you are a wonderful human and a great American! Thank you. I will be sending at least 10 envelopes.
God bless you and your family.

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I am Meggie Poo. said...

i applaud you for sticking up for yourself against your anonymous commenter. by sending letters you arent imposing beliefs on anyone, just sharing. this new legislature is different than things of the past. if it passes it's scarier too. i agree with a woman's right to choose, though it would never be my choice. i dont agree with making all hospitals do abortions though (catholic hospitals will shut down).

CapHillMelanie said...

Actually Tina, you are wrong. In some states you can prosecute for the manslaughter of an unborn child, but in most you cannot.

Wandering DC has every right to post her beliefs on her blog, and since it is a blog with open comments, anonymous posters and those of us like me without a blog have every right to comment with our own opinions. Wandering DC can delete them if she wants to because it is her blog.

And my home-my life, the rest of us were scared to death about what this country was coming to when your ilk was in charge. That is why McCain/Palin didn't win.

Sending red envelopes is not going to make any kind of impact. It will make pro-lifers feel like they are doing something to make a difference, but instead of sending red envelopes, how about putting your money where your mouth is and start adopting all the unwanted babies in the U.S. Then, maybe you'd have a leg to stand on in your arguments; because at the end of the day, there are millions of babies and children in foster care in the U.S. that you pro-lifers should be trying to help right now, if you truly value existing life so much, instead of fighting to bring more of them into the world.

Allison, the pro-choice camp understands your point of view, we're not dumb (in fact, most pro-choice advocates are more educated than pro-lifers) we just don't agree with it.

No one is pro-abortion. No one likes the idea of abortion. I am pro-choice but would never want to have an abortion. I just don't believe it is my right to make that decision for another woman or her family.

David said...

Anonymous...when does the unborn baby cease to be a part of the woman's body? Three months? Six months? The instant the baby is born? If the baby really isn't a baby until it's born, do you choose a woman's right to an abortion at birth minus one day?

I agree that those of us who support life must do more for children who have been born. That's why I do support those without parents EVERYDAY. Do you?

We must also love those women who find themselves in difficult circumstances, struggling with difficult decisions. I pray they will choose life. However, I must admit that women who puzzle me the most are those who chose abortion as a form of birth control. Pro-abortion proponents have caused many of these women to believe that removal of a few cells in their uterus is simpler than preventing pregnancy

Finally, I believe most of those who say they're pro-choice would prefer not to support abortion otherwise I would think you had no soul. But, you and I both know better. Yet, in truth, by supporting choice there's no escaping the fact that you do support abortion.

healthy ashley said...

Thank you for bringing attention to this. I can;t believe I haven't heard of it before, but I am definitely taking part.

Christ John Otto said...

Thanks for your post Jill. Most of the pro-abortion feedback I have received has been anonymous. I think that says a lot, and that cowardice is what it's all about.

RyanV said...

I love how people somehow think that a woman's choice to kill an innocent human baby, somehow is a choice about HER body. HER choice was when she was irresponsible and got pregnant. Now it's no longer about her.

Anonymous said...

Isn't it interesting that all the people who are in favor of abortion have already been born?

Janine said...

As a vehemently pro-life woman, I'm curious what the pro-abortion camp thinks of women like me. Do you really think that all of us are uneducated and oppressed and somehow lack the ability to make a choice?? The liberal tendency is to think of themselves as somehow enlightened compared to the rest of us.
How is it intellectually superior to allow yourself to be convinced that our every natural instinct to love and nurture this other being inside our bodies is somehow flawed? Or that by killing that new life is somehow going to make everything ok again?
The great hipocrisy is that in the years following Roe v. Wade more and more women are being forced into abortion by spouses, boyfriends, family members, etc. as it becomes more and more accepted to make that choice. Not to mention the outright lies that are fed to women in relation to the long lasting physical and emotional effects of having an abortion.

I would argue that in light of our increasing freedom of choice we will only become more and more beholden to a culture that looks down on motherhood and the beautiful gift that is our ability to creat, sustain, and nurture new life.

It is a supreme irony that the so-called "Freedom of Choice Act" will make it impossible for a large group of people to live according to their values.

CapHillMelanie: Before you start challenging pro-lifers to be more active in the care of the millions of babies and children in foster care, etc, you might want to talk to a few foster care families--most of them are pro-life. Also, if you were informed you would know that pro-life groups (namely the Catholic church) are the leaders in crisis pregnancy counseling and adoption placement. Also, talk to a few couples considering adoption about how easy it is to find an American born baby to adopt--nearly impossible. That is why you see SO many families choosing foreign babies! And the babies/children who are in the foster care system are in many cases plagued with addictions to drugs and/or victims of FAS and other child abuse--they are every bit as valuable as the next child. When you are ready to accept the financial and emotional burden of raising a child with that kind of history, then you will have a clue about what is going on in this country.