A week ago, I told you about Brenn, a 15-year old who spends her free time praying outside her local Planned Parenthood clinic (a clinic that was just shuttered last week, in part due to her efforts!).
Now I want to tell you about Samantha. She is 12 now, but she was 11 when she figured out what part she could play to help stop abortion in America.
She decided she should start writing letters to her state’s Congress. She sent out 165 letters, one for every senator and representative. In it, she pleaded with the congressional members to make abortion illegal, to return America to truly “one nation under God,” abiding by His commandment not to kill. She received 13 responses to her handwritten letter which is attached below.
She closed her letter by saying, “I might be small, but I can make a big difference if I try.”
This year, she decided to write again, this time explaining the mother’s side of an abortion to the lawmakers. She imaginatively and accurately (according to my dear friends at Silent No More who are post-abortive) described an abortion experience from the mom’s perspective.
Samantha has received a response from Texas Right to Life and also House Member Van Taylor who wants her to come meet with him to discuss ways they can both make a difference for life in Texas.
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Her mom Tabbatha, who told LifeNews about her daughter’s efforts, says, “As her mother, I am incredibly proud of her desire to get involved, her dedication at such a young age to make a change, and her courage to take a stand for what she believes is right.”
We should all be inspired by Samantha’s courageous efforts to make a difference, a big one, even though she “might be small.” We look forward to hearing the results of Samantha’s second letter.
If you are a young person, the pro-life movement needs your strength and energy more than ever before! You too can mail letters, or even schedule appointments to lobby your state’s legislators. You also can start a pro-life club in your school which will directly impact the next generation of women and men who might otherwise seek an abortion. Please visit Students for Life for help in starting your club.
In the words of Samantha, “We might be small, but we can make a big difference if we try.”