Culture of LifeMon Mar 5, 2012 - 9:33 am EST
Teenagers launch campaign to send one million pro-life letters to the White House
March 5, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - 15-year-old Angela Kim and the five other members of the Teenage Life Club are sending letters to the White House and the Supreme Court this month calling for an end to abortion. And they are looking for a few hundred thousand people to join them.
The goal of the group’s 2012 Pro-Life Letter Writing Campaign is to flood the White House and the Supreme Court with one million pro-life letters during the month of March.
“We know that abortion is not going to end just because a million letters are sent, but we also know that the letters will represent pro-life people in our nation as well as the million babies aborted every year in the United States alone,” Angela told LifeSiteNews. “We are hoping that it will remind people of the need to elect an actively pro-life president and other governmental officials.”
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It’s an ambitious project for a small, newly-formed group of teenage girls, whose involvement in pro-life work has so far been confined to the local level. The six members, who live in five different states, have taken advantage of their geographical distance to get the word out across the country.
“Many pastors have been very supportive,” says Angela. “Eight churches support our cause now in six different states, and more are constantly joining the campaign.”
Add to that Bound4Life chapters in seven different states, the North Carolina Pro-Life Democrats, Texas Right to Life, Pennsylvanians for Human Life, National Pro-Life Radio, a FaceBook page, an e-mail chain, and several blogs, and word is spreading like wildfire.
Angela, who lives in Detroit, says that she had already personally contacted 700 individuals, groups and churches by the first day of the campaign.
“Why not think/dream/plan/pray BIG?!” wrote one enthusiastic pastor, in response to her e-mail. “Oh me of little faith.”
The group has already seen many fruits come from the effort, including an increased interest in pro-life work in general.
“I know a lot of adults, teens, and young children who want to take part and help out in the pro-life movement but do not know where to start. A part of this campaign is to open the opportunity for people to start,” she relates. “Many Christians around me are becoming actively pro-life because of this campaign, and God has really blessed us.”
The girls are directing everyone to their website, TheTeenageLifeClub.blogspot.com, where they have posted the addresses for the Supreme Court and the White House, as well as a list of suggested talking points. There is also an online survey, which they ask those who write letter to fill out, in order to keep an accurate tally.
Enthusiastic participants do not need to limit themselves to one letter, since the goal is not one million different writers, but one million letters. The survey asks that you check a box to indicate how many you sent, with options ranging from one to 30.
The girls are not certain if they will reach their goal by the end of the month, says Angela, but they are putting the outcome of the campaign in God’s hands.
“I believe that even though the goal of one million letters will be very difficult to reach, it is possible through God. Through God, all things are possible. We believe that with all our hearts,” she says.