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Get Back in the Saddle

Now that a few days are between us and the election, I thought this would be a good time to reflect. First, we should stop to consider the reality that America has elected its first African-American president. Just think, it was only fifty years ago that black citizens weren’t allowed to drink from the same fountains, stay in the same hotels, or eat in the same restaurants as whites. Now, a black family will reside in one of the most sought-after pieces of real estate in the nation – the White House. But sadly, that joy is greatly diminished because of the new president’s stand on abortion.

The tragic reality is that Barack Obama will be the most pro-abortion president in the history of our nation. As president, he and pro-abortion congressional leaders will thwart any attempt to further pro-life legislation. Further, they will undoubtedly pursue a radical, pro-abortion agenda. I don’t have to remind you of Candidate Obama’s pledge to only appoint pro-abortion justices to the US Supreme Court. Yes, it’s true that history is being made, but at the expense of millions of lives of preborn children.

But that’s only half of the story. I’ve heard from many of you in response to our press release on the election. Some of you were very encouraging and urged us to rely on the power of prayer to see us through. Still, other responses broke my heart. Some comments were completely void of any hope for the future.

I totally understand your anger, sadness, fear, brokenness and tears. Trust me, I’ve shed a few tears of my own. These emotions are justified. Our job of protecting innocent human life has just gotten much harder. But hopeless is the last thing we should feel.

Those of us who have endured the dark years of the Clinton administration have experienced God’s mercy and support through it all. During the Obama years, pro-lifers must not waiver in our passion and dedication to ending abortion-on-demand. If I had a dollar for every time someone said or wrote that the pro-life movement was dead, I’d be a wealthy man. The opposite is true; our movement is growing bigger and stronger, and the cause for justice will not end. It will not be diminished.

This recent political loss is a tragedy to be sure, but we have only lost a battle, not the war. I’m convinced America will right the wrong inflicted on her by the Supreme Court in 1973. It is such a flagrant injustice that it cannot and will not stand.

Now, do something for the babies and yourself. Read this next part out loud and like you really mean it! Even if someone is in the room with you.

I promise to stay strong for the babies. I will pray, work harder and give more of my resources than ever before in the cause for life until we win. And we will win!

So be of better cheer, my friend. Together we will weather this storm and come out stronger for it. We will not give up! You just said it better than I could have – We will win!

Sincerely for LIFE,
Bradley Mattes
Executive Director
Life Issues Institute


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