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We’re Nearly There!

The time has almost come. After what seems to be years of campaigning (who are we kidding, it has been years!) the election is finally upon us. If you happen to reside in a “swing state” like Ohio where I live, you’ve been pummeled with television, radio and Internet ads. There have been endless visits by candidates, mailings, political infomercials and – the worst part of all – those automated phone calls! Take heart if you feel battle fatigue. It’s almost over!

But don’t let this “campaign on steroids” dampen your passion and enthusiasm to help protect millions of unborn babies with your vote. There are a myriad of pro-life candidates on local, state and federal levels who desperately need your vote November 4. If you’ve voted early for pro-life candidates, God bless you, but read on. Later, I’ve got something else for you.

There are probably several issues near and dear to your heart as you consider voting for candidates. But please remember if millions of preborn babies are denied the right to live, other rights such as comprehensive health care, lower taxes, energy independence or eliminating the national debt mean nothing. They won’t be around to enjoy them.

For many of you, the war and loss of American lives is a big issue. I understand and respect that. Here’s something you should keep in mind. According to the Alan Guttmacher Institute, the research arm of Planned Parenthood, every year more preborn babies die from abortion than the number of Americans killed in the Revolutionary War, Civil War, World Wars I and II, Korean, Vietnam, Persian Gulf and Afghanistan/Iraq Wars combined. This shouldn’t negate your concern about the war, but the 1.3 million innocent unborn babies killed by abortion each year make it the number one killer in America. And hopefully it is the number one issue in your heart and on your mind when you go to the polls. Please, only vote for candidates who oppose abortion.

I like brief visuals that cover all the bases. Earlier, I shared with you a short, inspirational video developed for Catholic voters. In case you missed it, go to This new, second video, designed for a general audience, is sure to move you. Here’s the link. Please share them with others.

Regardless of who wins the presidential, senatorial and congressional elections – the pro-life movement must hit the ground running with a winning strategy to end abortion. So I’m joining other pro-life leaders, led by Father Frank Pavone of Priests for Life, the night after the election on Wednesday November 5 from 9:00 to 10:00 pm Eastern Time. We’ll be part of an Internet teleconference, easily accessible by the web or phone.

Listen in as we talk about where we go from here. You’ll hear from experts in the areas of pro-life education, legal strategy, legislation, assisting pregnant women, youth efforts and general awareness. These are all crucial to ending abortion regardless of who’s in the White House and Congress. You’ll also be able to post questions that will then be discussed.

This is a critical time for the pro-life movement. That’s why I’m joining forces with other pro-life leaders to pave the way for an effective strategy for the future. I hope you’ll join me, and please ask others to participate. It’s easy! At the time of the event, you can link to the Internet teleconference at:

In the few days left before the election, please do three absolutely critical things: Pray, Vote and Encourage Others to do the same!

Vote like life depends upon it. It does!

Sincerely for babies,
Bradley Mattes
Executive Director
Life Issues Institute


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