Obama’s first 84 days in office have been like an extended recruiting drive for the anti-abortion movement, reinvigorating a constituency he sought to neutralize during the campaign. Activists report a noticeable spike in activity as Obama moves to defend and expand a woman’s right to choose an abortion – causing anti-abortion voters to mobilize in ways never needed during the Bush administration. So far this year:
— The Susan B. Anthony List says its supporters sent more anti-abortion-related letters, e-mails and faxes to Obama and lawmakers in the first quarter alone than during each of the last two years.
— The American Life League reported a 30 percent uptick in donations over last year.
— Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey Jr., an anti-abortion Democrat who campaigned vigorously for Obama, has received more mail on abortion than on any other issue in 2009, spokesman Larry Smar said...
...to read more of this article, please see Politico here.
Does this make me happy? Not really. I think it's shame that we who are pro-life have to fight so very hard to defend... BABIES. I mean, really. It's not like we're advocating for something questionable. We're trying to stand up for the innocents. To defend the greatest gift any of us have been given... life.
But the good news? We're prepared to fight. We're prepared to speak up and take action. We're prepared to lend our hundreds and thousands of voices to the unborn who are never given the chance to speak up for themselves.
I know I am.
(On a related note, some of you may recall that I wrote about the Freedom of Choice Act here and here. I sent out postcards to my senators and representative on January 24, 2009. I've yet to hear anything back... I live in a conservative state, so that's especially disheartening to me. Have any of you had more luck??)