NRL News

40 Years of Roe … 40 Years Too Many!

by | Jan 23, 2013

By Jacki Ragan

Winter2013p32Editor’s note. This first appeared in the Winter issue of National Right to Life News. If you are not a subscriber, please call us at 202-626-8828.

The holidays are now well behind us–I hope you had a blessed Christmas–but it is now time to roll up our sleeves and get back to work … and believe me, there is much work to be done!

January 22, 2013, marked 40 years of Roe v. Wade. 40 years of abortion on demand. 40 years and 55.5 million lives lost and at least that many lives wounded. 40 years too many!

We have to work smart. The smarter you and I work, the more babies we save. Our hearts have been pierced by their plight and we know that we have to be the voice for those unable to speak. We have to do everything we can. Not everything, just everything we can. There are four simple things to begin with:

Make sure you are a member of NRLC (a membership donation of $16 or more per year will also include a subscription to National Right to Life News!), your state organization, and your local chapter. Attend meetings if you can. But at the very, very least, be a financial supporter, attend major functions, and know what is going on within your local community. You can do so by going to

Contact the pastor in your church and ask about putting inserts in the church bulletin. These inserts are inexpensive and educational. Including them in local pro-life churches not only will help spread the message that lives are being destroyed in massive numbers, it will also offer positive steps that everyone can take to help protect innocent human life. Maybe go a step further and contact OTHER pro-life churches in your community!

Circulate a petition and sign one yourself! Visit and print out a free copy. Ask your pro-life friends and family to also sign. Help make the biggest impact possible with this petition, which also appears on page seven of this edition.

Educate yourself. Nothing is more powerful than an educated pro-lifer. For starters take a few minutes and just read the back of the church bulletin insert. Know the facts and then, should the question arise, you can answer it with confidence and maybe make a real difference. To dig a little deeper into the educational route, visit, or contact us and we will be happy to put a packet together and send to you!

Subscribe to National Right to Life News Today ( This thorough source of pro-life information can be sent directly to your e-mail inbox every Monday through Saturday.

The bottom line? Do something. Some people are almost paralyzed by the thought that they have to devote so many hours per week. That is not so. It is the individual contribution of many thousands of people that makes our Movement work so effectively. So, get active in your local chapter. Help promote the right to life cause in your community, among your friends and family, and in your church.

Decide today to do something and I can almost promise you that you won’t regret it. How can I confidently make that assurance?

You will have the privilege of speaking out on behalf of God’s most innocent children who have been sentenced to death—no trial, no jury—just an unjust, unfair, inhumane death. You will also be helping the moms who, for whatever reason, feel that abortion is their “only way out.”

40 years of Roe v. Wade, 40 years of abortion on demand, 40 years of taking innocent human lives and destroying families, 40 years too many.

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