In the last few days, I had the opportunity to address the monthly chapel service of the staff of the Family Research Council, headed by Tony Perkins. This is a premier pro-life, pro-family organization based in Washington. Although only a small proportion of its audience is Roman Catholic, there is good reason for Catholics to pay more attention to this organization, to receive their literature, and to collaborate in the efforts they undertake to change America. It is a privilege to collaborate, for example, in their efforts to energize pastors to proclaim the message of life and to activate voters to advance the Culture of Life in the voting booth. Along those lines, I’ll participate as a speaker in the Family Research Council’s event in Washington DC later this month where people from all parts of the Body of Christ will commit themselves to vote in a responsible way in next year’s election. See frc.org for more information.
After speaking at FRC’s chapel service, I flew to Milwaukee and spoke at a fundraiser for the Veritas Society, which puts pro-life commercials on TV throughout Wisconsin. These commercials are based on some of the best research regarding what changes people’s attitudes on abortion. Many of these spots focus on the inner feelings of the woman. This past week, a new spot was introduced at the fundraiser, and it shows the living baby in the womb – not by ultrasound but by even more amazing direct videography. Research shows that these images of the baby were extremely effective in bringing around those who weren’t sure of their stance on abortion.
The next morning I flew to Florida for a series of 16 events over the course of two days. It was wonderful, as it always is when getting together with the best people in the world – the people involved in the pro-life movement! Our movement is younger and younger, more and more determined to win, and as right as right can be about the most urgent moral issue of our day!