Life Counts: Your Stories

March 18, 2010

We are going to be posting excerpts from emails we received in recent todays from people who followed our advice about visiting their Member of Congress. If you haven’t visited your local district office for your Member of Congress, it is vitally important that you do so Friday. Click here for information on how you can make Life Count!

Our first story is from Rachel in Maryland:

I went to the local office closest to where I lived and asked one of my representatives interns to pass along my message. I wanted to make sure he got my message so I also emailed it to his D.C. office through his website. In my message I quoted an email he had sent me in December, promising to work hard to ensure there would be no tax-funded abortions in the final bill. I wanted to let him know that I would hold him accountable for his promises to his constituents. I was a little nervous going to the office, but I did it! I felt so good afterwards, knowing that I was helping the fight for life and for what is right.

Rebecca in Virginia passes along this message:

Yesterday I delivered 16 of these flyers – one to Rep. Baird’s office in Wa. and 15 to Rep. Wu’s office in Portland, OR. I have another 11 flyers that I am delivering to Rep. Wu’s office this morning. When I submit these I read off each name of every individual who has sent me their form to take to their Rep. I’ve made pleas to over 30 folks (friends/relatives/churchmembers/etc) via email asking them to submit their comments/name/address so I might walk these in to their rep’s office.

We also received this message from Chris in Kentucky:

I wrote a long message on the poster (which continued on a second page) and concluded with the following quote from the late Congressman Henry Hyde:
“When the time comes, as it surely will, when we face that awesome moment, the final judgment, I’ve often thought, as Fulton Sheen wrote, that it is a terrible moment of loneliness. You have no advocates, you are there alone standing before God — and a terror will rip your soul like nothing you can imagine. But I really think that those in the pro-life movement will not be alone. I think there’ll be a chorus of voices that have never been heard in this world but are heard beautifully and clearly in the next world — and they will plead for everyone who has been in this movement. They will say to God, ‘Spare him, because he loved us!’”
I highlighted some verbiage on the poster and I personally dropped it off at the district off of my Representative, Geoff Davis. I asked the office worker who greeted me how he intended to vote. He said as the health care reform is written now, he would vote “no”, however he said that could change. I emphasized that I did not want my tax dollars to cover public funding of abortion because it is intrinsically evil.

If you have followed our advice about visiting your Member of Congress, please send us your story and any pictures of you and other people visiting to press@aul.org. We will continue to highlight some of the countless messages we have received in the past few days about visits to Congressional offices. It’s not too late! The most important thing you can do Friday is to click here and follow the instructions for visiting the local office of your Member of Congress.

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