On April 29th, I turned 46 years old. Since my 40th Birthday I have observed my birthday with my own personal triathlon to celebrate the years of my life. On my birthday, I ran for 46 minutes, rode my bike 46 miles and swam 46 laps.
I had a lot of time to reflect during those 4 ½ hours.
I contemplated the wonderful years with my husband and children and their support for my work with the pro-life movement. I also thought of the thousands of children who have been saved from abortion through the good work of pro-life people who provide support and love to women facing unplanned pregnancies.
Heartbeat International saves 3000 babies a week by referring women to places that support them during their pregnancy and beyond. CareNet saved 388,691 babies from abortion in the past 6 years and provided support and education to over 700,000 parents.
Our pro-life community does so much good!
I also thought about a women named Norma McCorvey, who later became the plaintiff in the infamous case Roe v. Wade. It was 1969, 46 years ago, that she discovered she was pregnant. She never had the abortion, offered her baby girl up for adoption and is an advocate for overturning Roe vs. Wade today. Somewhere in Texas is a women who is about to turn 46. She, too, may reflect on her life and be grateful to be here. Perhaps she is even a mother; yet unaware of the impact her mother’s pregnancy had over the past 4 decades.
The good news is that abortion rates are decreasing, but, we continue to face challenges from people who want to expand abortion. Just yesterday, on my birthday, a California legislative committee passed a bill, AB 775, to require pregnancy centers to “promote and refer women for abortion.”
The pro-life community is making a difference and the only way the abortion industry can ensure continued profits is to force the caregivers in the pro-life community to refer women for abortion.
As discouraging as it was to hear about this bill on my 46th birthday, it made me recognize that we must continue to advocate for life and to defeat legislation like this California bill. So, I am asking you, today, to join me and do one or all of the things listed below:
- Make a contribution to DFLA in the amount of $46. If your budget is tight, send $4.60. If you are blessed with good fortune, send $460!
- Contact David Chiu and Autumn Burke the authors Assembly Bill 775 and tell them that their bill does not represent democratic values to protect the weakest and request that they withdraw their bill.
- Volunteer with a pregnancy center; donate diapers or infant clothing; or give your time and talents to help a pregnant women or parent today!
My birthday wish for you is that your commitment to protecting women and their prenatal child will strengthen with every passing birthday!