From the December MRL Newsletter now online:
Archimedes said, “Give me a lever big enough, and I can move the world.” As a kid, I remember learning about jujitsu, the martial art of self defense. It was predicated on leveraging the other guy’s weight and momentum against him. So a little guy could beat a bigger guy if he knew about leverage.
What could we in the Pro-Life arena leverage to advance the cause of life?
Could we leverage the gains made by the pro-abortion forces in Congress, the Senate and the White House? Could we leverage the press, who are traditionally mouthpieces for abortion advocates? Could we leverage the thousands of Missouri Right to Life volunteers and supporters? Could we leverage the massive power of the majority of Americans who call themselves Pro-Life? Could we leverage the awful truth of what actually happens in an abortion?
The answers are yes, yes, yes, yes and yes!! Two things happened recently that underscore the power behind the truth of what happens in an abortion.
First, the Executive Director of a Planned Parenthood facility in Texas walked out of her abortion mill to join forces with a Pro-Life group right across the street. Her reason? She watched an ultra-sound during a suction abortion. She was exposed for the first time to what actually happens in an abortion. And she was instantly transformed.
Secondly, I had the opportunity to speak with a room-mom who was helping at her eighth-grade son’s school. The topics for the morning were fetal development and the realities of abortion. She later confided that when she walked into the classroom that morning, she considered herself “pro-choice.” But when she heard descriptions of the various types of abortions, she said, “I’m 45 years old, and when I heard what happens in an abortion, I was shocked. I’m not okay with that. I now consider myself Pro-Life.”
How many millions of Americans need only to hear the truth, and will react the same way that these two women reacted? Our challenge is to let all of America hear the truth. Can you imagine the effect on our country if every American knew that abortion is not removing a blob of tissue, but it is cutting an innocent human being into pieces? Can you imagine the hearts that will change when people realize that abortion is not having a clump of cells taken out, but it is burning a precious child to death with a salt solution?
Can you imagine Americans voting only for Pro-Life legislators because they are “not okay” with voting for someone who would harm a child in the womb? Can you imagine an America that truly respects life? That was America a generation ago. And if we have anything to do with it, it will be the America of generations to come. But we will need your help.
In this and upcoming issues, we will continue to show how you, the backbone of Missouri Right to Life, can lead the nation to truth. We will show how together, we can use the power of leverage against the forces of death. Tens of millions of Americans have never heard the truth. We are from Missouri, the Show-Me-State. We will show that the truth will set America free. Margaret Mead once said, “Never doubt that a small, committed group of people can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
God bless and stay tuned!
Missouri Right to Life Vice-President