When New York lawmakers celebrated their radical new pro-abortion law in January, Bryan Field mourned.
Like many Americans, he watched in shock as Gov. Andrew Cuomo lit up state landmarks in pink to celebrate allowing unborn babies to be aborted for basically any reason up to birth.
Field told the Times Free Press that the moment spurred him to action. He is one of several Millennial pro-life advocates that the Tennessee newspaper recently profiled.
“I’ve always been pro-life, but I never saw a good way to get involved,” Field said.
A 27-year-old software developer, he said after the New York law passed, he decided it was time to do something to help restore the right to life to unborn babies. He created a letter-writing campaign called July 2 Life, which urges pro-lifers to send a letter to their Congressional representatives on July 2 encouraging them to protect the unborn.
“All it takes is one stamp and five minutes,” he states on the campaign website. “My favorite thing about this project is that it appeals to pro-life people who haven’t taken that first step.”
Field said he wants Congress to pass a constitutional amendment that recognizes the rights of unborn babies and bans abortions. And he believes enough letters from voters can make it happen.
“The most recent Constitutional Amendment passed with a letter-writing campaign in 1992,” his website states. “This requires two-thirds of Congress and three-fourths of all states to be agreement on the Amendment. Suffice it to say, it is difficult to pass an Amendment. But it was passed with a letter-writing campaign! So let’s pass H.R. 616 Life At Conception Act the same way!”
He said letter writing is easy and inexpensive as well as effective. While it’s difficult for some pro-lifers to attend the March for Life in Washington, D.C., he said almost everyone can write a letter.
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Field’s goal is to send 3 million letters each year. This year on July 2, the website helped send nearly 400 letters, though the mail can be sent anytime throughout the month, he said. Field wants the campaign to be an annual event people look forward to, like the March for Life, he said. Letter writing should become part of the anti-abortion civic duty, he said.
The young man said his faith in Christ is what motivates him to defend the unborn. He mourned the fact that one fourth of his generation is missing because of abortion. Since Roe v. Wade in 1973, more than 60 million unborn babies have been aborted legally in the United States.
“We will achieve 3 million letters annually,” he said, hopefully. “The only question is how long until we do.”
Young pro-life advocates like Field provide hope for a future when every human life will be valued and protected, not just by the law, but by all of society.