Friday, March 13, 2009
Red Envelope Day
Eric and I will be participating in Red Envelope Day on March 31st. We want to make an impression to make a difference. I hope many of you will join us in telling Washington that every life is valuable and God-breathed.
1. Get a red envelope. (You can buy them at Kinkos or at party supply stores.)
2. On the front, address it to:
President Barack Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington , D.C. 20500
3. On the back, write the following message:
"This envelope represents one child who died because of an abortion. It is empty because the life that was taken is now unable to be a part of our world."
4. Put it in the mail on March 31st, 2009.
5. Ask your friends to do the same.
**Below is the explanatory message in the email we received:
"I wish we could send 50 million red envelopes, one for every child who died in the U.S. before having a chance to live."
"It may seem that those who believe abortion is wrong are in a minority. It may seem like we have no voice and it's shameful to even bring it up. Let us show our President and the world that the voices of those of us who do not believe abortion is acceptable are not silent and must be heard. Together we can change the heart of The President and save the lives of millions of children."
"Barack Obama spoke at a Planned Parenthood Action Fund event, uttering the now infamous line, "Well, the first thing I'd do as president is, is sign the Freedom of Choice Act. [Applause.] That's the first thing that I'd do." An empty red envelope will send a message to President Barack Obama that there is moral outrage in this country over this issue [The Freedom of Choice Act, which will essentially undo every law currently in place to limit abortion in the U.S. (i.e., parental consent laws, parental notification, waiting periods, prohibition of transporting a minor girl across state lines to obtain an abortion, etc.)]. It will be quiet, but clear."