If you listen closely, you can hear the cry of fifty-nine million citizens. Some of them are older, some are small enough to hold in one hand. Some have dark skin, some have light. Some like to sing and dance, others like to watch and play each one of America’s favorite pastimes. Some of them prefer the cool breeze of Northern Minnesota, others prefer the heavy heat of Southern Florida. But yet, they are all citizens.
And all of them are dead.
Can you hear these cries? Or more so, will you choose to acknowledge them?
Dear Washington, we refuse to live in silence. Silence is a sign of defeat, of loss of hope. We have not lost hope. We have almost tasted the sweetness of victory for life, because as a nation we are moving closer to achieving that goal. Our country has experienced dropping abortion rates, opposition to federal abortion giants, and an increase in the realization that life is a precious gift. Organizations and individuals have risen from the ashes of Roe v. Wade and have been a voice for those fifty-nine million citizens who were denied one.
Dear Washington, can you hear us? Can you sense just how close we are to once again becoming a nation united in the respect for every life in every stage? Do you know just how close we are?
Dear Washington, it is life’s time to prevail over the culture of death that has been dominant for too long.
And we will not back down.