Friday, February 13, 2009

Red Envelope Project

I stumbled across this recently and thought I would pass it along.

As a method of a peaceful, tangible form of protest, someone (I haven't yet found out who) came up with the idea of the Red Envelope Project.

The Red Envelope Project is to allow anyone who can afford a stamp and chance to show President Obama that we do not support his pro-abortion and pro-infanticide policies.

Here's the idea:

Get a red envelope.

On the front, address it to:

President Barack Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20500

Don't put anything inside.

Seal it and on the back, write the following message:

This envelope represents one child who died in abortion. It is empty because that life was unable to offer anything to the world. Responsibility begins with conception.

Put a stamp on it and mail it.

It's that simple.

All it costs you is the price of a stamp.

Will it do anything? You never know. There are never any guarantees.

But what will doing nothing accomplish?

12 comments:

Tom Gilson said...

Thanks for posting this. Here's information on how this got started: Red Envelopes for Life: Where It All Began. See also the websites linked from Red Envelopes for Life

BC said...

We should start a 2nd one where the red envelopes signify the red ink from the "stimulus" bill.

JG said...

Thanks, Tom, for the info.

BC - maybe instead we should make them green, for money. No, maybe not, then they might mistake it for some kind of environut protest.

M.O.M said...

Great blog. I bought fifty envelopes today. A friend and I are passing them out this weekend at our church. I'm going to follow your blog...and add you to my blog list.

foster mom said...

I am a social worker for the state. I think it is good to support something that you believe in. I work with children that have been sexually molested by their father and become pregnant with their father’s child. I have dealt with girls who have been impregnated by their father and try to give themselves abortion due to they do not want to have a child that reminds them everyday of the bad things their father did to them or explain to their child that they are a product of their father molesting them. I ask you to make a change and ask people to please start adopting children who were not aborted that are in the system or become a foster parent before we go and ask the president to stop abortions. Now I am not saying that abortions are right but I do not want women out their putting themselves in harm or endangering themselves by trying to give themselves abortions. I pray to god that people will also make a stand and start adopting children who were not aborted and are now in state custody. There is no cost and the state pays for the adoption. Or at least become a foster parent to the children who were not aborted. We keep pushing to stop abortions but those same people are not adopting or fostering the children who were not aborted. When you send that red letter to the president, just keep in mind of all the children who were not aborted and are waiting to have a parent adopt them or be a foster parent to them. Just something to keep in mind.

JG said...

Foster Mom - I appreciate your comments, but I have a few questions.

What out of everything I have written ever gave you the impression that I do not advocate adoption? Why do you automatically assume that, because I chose to spread the word about an event dealing with protecting unborn life, that somehow equates to me not caring about adoption? I'm not going to try and present any kind of credentials through personal anecdotes here. However that view is a widely-held erroneous caricature of people who believe in the protection of pre-born children. Find me one person who believes in the sanctity of life who does not also fully support and advocate adoption. You cannot.

You say you do not want girls harming themselves through self-inflicted abortions. Your comments link that to pro-life efforts to stop abortions from happening altogether. However, you said this is already happening. So then, how does creating laws to protect the lives of the unborn change that?

The situations of incest and molestation you describe are horrible, yet according to statistics, those are less than 10% of the cases where women opt for publicly-funded abortions. While it is horrible, is it any more horrible than the other 90% of babies who are killed for the sake of convenience?

I understand where you are coming from. But I think you are missing the point of this effort.

We should encourage more domestic adoption. Unfortunately, until the laws are changed, foreign-born adoptions will be more frequent as they cost less in time, money and hassle. Measures are being presented to fix this, specifically (and mostly) by State Senator Steve Russell.

Again, I don't need to try and convince you that "I really do care about adoption." But we might want to make sure we are giving kids the chance to be adopted by ensuring they are born in the first place.

MERM said...

Foster mom,

There is a dearth of babies to adopt right now. It takes months to years to get a baby to adopt. I know, I have tried. This is not a problem right now.

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