A Matter of Life and Death

By Angela Wittman

Dear Friends,

Have you been spending countless hours writing letters to your "pro-life" senators and congressmen asking them to vote pro-life? Have you spent countless minutes on the phone explaining to the staff of your legislator why he should vote pro-life? And does he vote for a piece of legislation that doesn't really end the murder of innocent babies in the womb, but just regulates the killers? Perhaps you have even spent thousands of dollars helping certain candidates win election in hope that Congress would have the needed votes to save innocent lives of preborn babies? Are you wondering why the killing of children via abortion is still "legal" and why even with a majority of the Republican Party in power, innocent blood still flows through the sewers of America? Wouldn't it be wonderful if our "pro-life" representatives brought an end to the barbarism of baby killing?

A friend, Cal Zastrow of Michigan Citizens for Life, recently pointed out to me how quickly Congress took action on Rep. Murtha's call for an immediate withdrawal from Iraq on Thursday, the 18th of November 2005. By late Friday, on November 19th of 2005, Congress had pushed through and rejected with a vote of 403-3, a nonbinding resolution calling for immediate troop withdrawal.

I wonder why Congress hasn't taken this kind of decisive action on behalf of preborn babies by quickly passing the Right to Life Act of 2005? You would think this would be a "no-brainer" and they would be racing to see who among them would be first to ensure the passage of such noble legislation. Instead, I have read that the bill is "languishing in the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution."

Cal Zastrow has this advice for the pro-life voters of America:

"Being as the Republicans voted on a bill the same day as it was introduced in the House of Representatives last month, don't believe them when they say:

1. "We tried to get to the Right to Life Act of 2005 but ran out of time."
2. "We're pro-life."
3. "Things in Washington take time."
4. "We're doing the best we can."
5. "We could get more done if the Democrats wouldn't obstruct."
6. "Just think how bad it would be if we weren't in power."
7. "We are really building and can get things done next session, if you just give us more campaign donations, support, and time."
8. "Trust us."
9. "We can't introduce Articles of Impeachment against any judges right now."
10. "The courts are the problem, not us."
11. Their next Oath of Office.
12. "We are supporting President Bush's stance against illegal immigration."
13. "We have cut all the taxes that can really be cut for now."
14. "Roe v. Wade is that law of the land."
15. "I'm upholding the Constitution."
16. "I had to vote for the federal budget."

Pro-life missionary Steve Lefemine of Columbia Christians for Life, South Carolina, has written an excellent article on the authority Congress and President Bush could use to end abortion right now, and he has brought to light these political facts:

"Republicans hold the majority in the U.S. House by over a 25-vote majority:
231 Republicans to 202 Democrats, plus 1 Independent and 1 vacancy.
Republicans hold the majority in the U.S. Senate as well:
55 Republicansto 44 Democrats, plus 1 Independent.
http://clerk.house.gov/members/congProfile.html

"Republicans have held the White House since the first inauguration of George W. Bush on January 20, 2001, over four years ago. Since then, over 4 MILLION pre-birth Americans have been murdered on the watch of President George W. Bush and the Republican-majority Congress.

[http://www.christianlifeandliberty.net/CONLAW08.DOC]

So, dear friends, let's write another letter, and make another phone call telling our elected public servants to take action immediately on the Right to Life Act of 2005 (HR 552). Tell them to end the bloodshed taking place by back-alley abortionists on Main Street America!

After all, it is a matter of life and death!

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*For current information on HR 552, go to: http://thomas.loc.gov/home/bills_res.html .

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