March for Life Organizers Invite Pro-Abortion President Obama to Pro-Life Event
by Steven Ertelt
January 21, 2009
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Organizers of the annual March for Life, the pro-life event that allows hundreds of thousands of pro-life advocates to come together, have decided to invite pro-abortion President Barack Obama to attend. Some pro-life advocates may scoff at the idea, but Nellie Gray isn’t willing to give up hope of Obama learning something.
Obama won’t likely attend the March for Life or deliver a speech to the participants as President Bush did every year during his administration.
But Gray, the founder and chairman of the march committee, wants to give Obama one last chance to use his place in the White House to promote a respect for human life both before and after birth.
"I am pleased to extend this invitation from the March for Life Fund Board of Directors and from thousands of pro-life Americans as we look forward to the memorable occasion of your inauguration," Gray writes in a letter dated January 15.
Why does Gray request that Obama participate?
"Because America needs your strong leadership as President of all of the people to stop the intentional killing of an estimated 3,000 pre-born boys and girls each day and the brutalizing of mind, heart and body of pregnant mothers," she writes Obama.
"This evil continues because some public officials and other citizens are indifferent to the fatal errors of Roe v. Wade and the critical need to overturn the illicit [decision]," she adds.
Gray compares the evil of abortion to the genocide taking place in other countries that Americans leaders appear to ubiquitously oppose.
"Mr. Obama, we hear about genocide in far-off lands, and America is asked to help stop that evil. Certainly America wants to help stop all genocide evil foreign and domestic," she writes.
"Since the illicit Roe v. Wade, America suffers genocide of an estimated 50,000,000 pre-born boys and girls. And, since the March for Life Rally last year, an estimated 1,300,000 pre-born humans have been intentionally killed out-of-sight without coverage by media or a celebrity," she adds.
Gray laments that an abortion business is set up within walking distance of the White House and she hopes Obama will do something about that.
"As President of all the people, please join us pro-lifers as we March for Life for love of God, of our born and pre-born neighbors, including abortionists, and of our Country," she concludes.
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