Recently, a couple of developments have been particularly troubling to me. One is the new contract the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) entered into to purchase the body parts of aborted babies for research (see page 6). The other is a study promoting a business model selling abortion pills (mifepristone and misoprostol) through the internet without a physical examination, much less a prescription.
The reality of the resulting death for unborn children, harm to mothers, impact on families and the effect on our culture can be overwhelming. Because we share a passion for advocating for unborn children, I know you are affected by this too.
However, we are people of action and look for appropriate and effective responses! I would like to share some ways that we respond as a team at Oregon Right to Life to provide you with those next step options in our action alerts and email updates.
Sometimes the response is obvious. Sometimes, developing a response can also be a remarkably complex process. We make a list of potential actions and evaluate them. When necessary, we do further research, seek out legal options, have discussions with legislators, or ask for feedback from National Right to Life’s state or federal affairs staff. After we have gathered the information, we develop a simple action plan. It’s not easy to get it right, but the work and investment of time is well worth it!
We must get it right for two very important reasons: our cause and our advocates. The importance of the pro-life cause demands accuracy and effectiveness as well as love and compassion. Pro-life people are busy with families, community, and church activities, so we want every part of our request to be worth your time to read and act upon.
In the end, our preparation and your action make a powerful team fighting for life in Oregon!