Red Envelope Day to Send 1.2 Million Pro-Life Messages to Obama

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jan 16, 2013   |   7:38PM   |   Washington, DC

It’s back. The Red Envelope Day campaign is back and it hopes to send 1.2 million pro-life messages to President Barack Obama urging him to reverse his pro-abortion position.

“Send a message to the White House” and boldly proclaim that abortion is not acceptable in the United States. That’s what sponsors hope pro-life people will do in the next few days., in partnership with Red Envelope Day, hopes to send 1.2 million pro-life messages to the President on January 22, commemorating the 1.2 million babies aborted in the U.S. every year since 1973, when abortion on-demand became legal as a result of Roe v. Wade.

Pro-life citizens are encouraged to join this effort by visiting and clicking the red, “Send a Message” button on the website’s homepage.

“Led by Heartbeat International, more than 10 pro-life organizations have united to form, an interactive website commemorating the 40th anniversary of Roe, the insidious Supreme Court decision that has led to the killing of more than 54 million unborn children in the United States alone,” the group told LifeNews. “Just as Americans will never forget 9/11, the day on which nearly 3,000 lives were lost in the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, so too, we will never forget Roe v. Wade, which has allowed nearly 3,300 unborn children to be aborted every day for the last 40 years.”

Rich Lepoutre talked with LifeNews about the latest Red Envelope campaign.

“The unborn cannot speak for themselves. They need you. They need your voice now,” he said. “In 2009, Red Envelope Day was the largest citizen demonstration since the Vietnam Conflict. We voiced our concern to a vehemently Pro-Abortion White House. And in 2013, our unified voice MUST make Red Envelope Day a bigger, better, and even more effective Declaration for Life.”

“Every single Red Envelope Day Envelope you send for delivery on January 22, 2013 memorializes one child’s life left empty by the scourge of abortion. Those Red Envelope Day Envelopes will be a vivid reminder that you will not tolerate abortion on demand in America,” he added.

Students for Life of America is supportive of the effort and issued a statement supporting it:

This month, hundreds of thousands will join the March for Life in Washington, D.C., in defense of the 55 million babies killed in the womb since the Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion 40 years ago. Now the millions who can’t travel to the nation’s capital can flood the offices of President Obama, key government officials, and the mainstream news media with as many as 2 million empty red envelopes bearing a very clear message:

This envelope represents one child who died in abortion. It is empty, a life taken that was unable to offer anything to the world. Responsibility and life begin at conception.



Jan. 22, the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, has been designated “Red Envelope Day” as Americans plan to send a visual expression of moral outrage deep into the halls of Congress, beyond the marble columns of the Supreme Court, and into the Oval Office.

A portion of the proceeds of every red envelope goes directly to organizations like Students for Life that are committed to the pro-life cause.