“The Killing Must End”: Christian Defense Coalition to Launch Major Post-Inaugural Pro-Life Campaign

By Kathleen Gilbert

WASHINGTON, D.C., November 5, 2008 ( - The Christian Defense Coalition has today announced "The Birmingham Letter Project," a major pro-life wake-up call to the country scheduled to take place in the nation’s capital upon the inauguration of Barack Obama.  Obama’s presidential victory immediately galvanized the pro-life movement, as the new president-elect’s advocacy of the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA) threatens to uproot all the legal victories of the pro-life movement of the past 30 years to restrict abortions on a state and federal level.

"It is clear that Mr. Obama will continue the tragic violence against our nation’s women and children which has resulted in over 50,000,000 abortions," said Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney, Director of the Christian Defense Coalition, in a recent statement.

The focus of the project, according to the press release, will be "to mobilize a public, prayerful and prophetic witness for life to challenge the radical pro-abortion policies of President-elect Barack Obama" on January 21-24, 2009.

"‘The Birmingham Letter Project’ is about empowering and unleashing the pro-life community to stand against this injustice just as civil rights workers stood against the injustice of segregation, violence and racism a generation ago," said Mahoney.

"We are taking to heart the admonition of Dr. King when he said from a Birmingham jail, ‘Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere,’ and will passionately devote ourselves toward bringing this war on America’s children to an end. …

"We will not go silently into the night and allow the violence to continue.  Instead, we are issuing this national call for the pro-life community to come to the streets of our nation’s capital and be a prayerful voice for those who have no voice.

"Our message is clear.  Now is the time.  We are the people.  The killing must end."

More information on the developing project is scheduled for release on Thursday.

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