WASHINGTON DC, January 25, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The germ of an idea that was planted during a family trip to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC, has culminated in the creation of a powerful coalition of pro-life groups dedicated to the eradication of the holocaust of abortion in America.
Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar of the popular TLC Channel series 19 Kids and Counting recalled, “Our family visited the Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC. The designers of the museum did an incredible job telling the tragic story of over 6 million Jews who were brutally executed.”
"A couple of weeks after we went to the Holocaust Museum it dawned on us that there is a holocaust taking place right here in America! More than 56 million lives have been destroyed in our country!" the couple said. "That is over 4000 babies being killed and 4000 women being wounded each day!
"We talked and prayed about what our family could do to make a difference in saving the lives of the unborn.
"We ended up contacting the national pro-life groups and asked them to all work together and pool their incredible resources to motivate and activate many people to get involved in ending abortion in America."
The Duggars then called Dan Pennell, CEO of WMtek, a Fort Pierce, Florida based web development company, who immediately caught the vision, Jim Bob related.
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Working with Jim Bob and Mathew Staver of Liberty Counsel, Dan formed the coalition of pro-life groups that has become Life United.
The partners in Life United are the Duggar family, LIFE International, L.E.A.R.N, Inc, Living Waters, Liberty Counsel, National Center for Life and Liberty, Family Research Council, and The Justice Foundation.
"Life United exists not only to educate people with the reality of abortion in our generation, but to do something about it. Our partners have come together with their resources to create the tools that will help motivate and enable others to value and support human life," the group states.
Their first initiative called upon WMtek to create a unique web experience that would, as Dan Pennell states, "tell the story of the American Holocaust, motivate others to get involved, and give them tools to activate their passion."
The result is LifeUnited.org, set for release today, to coincide with the March for Life in Washington, D.C.
“Americans are being forced to fund a Hitler-kind of killing machine,” observed Mathew Staver.
“After today’s marches are over and the memory begins to fade of the 40 most bloody years in America, the message of LifeUnited.org will go on giving pro-life activists the tools they need to change hearts and minds for life. We are committed to end abortion in our lifetime. Abortion is the most senseless and inhumane form of child abuse one can imagine. It is time to restore a culture of life in America,” Staver said.
“This site is a powerful vehicle to express our hearts,” said Michelle. "We want every American to know that each child is a special creation of God being formed in their mother's womb. LifeUnited.org is a great start."
"We encourage you to reach out to your friends, relatives and fellow church members and tell them about LifeUnited.org," the Duggars concluded.