A Rally Cry from the Summer 2019 LifeLetter
by Margie Montgomery
Dear Friend of Life,
In 2020, which is just five months away, Right to Life of Louisville, the first NRLC affiliate in Kentucky, will memorialize its 50th year in launching the war against abortion. Seems preposterous, doesn’t it, that we have been laboring so many years in our quest to stop the legalized killing of millions of innocent preborn babies?
How clear, however, it is in my mind. As I look around our state of Kentucky and see the thousands and thousands of citizens who have taken up the mantle of defending human lives, I am struck by the love and dedication of this movement to defend the sanctity of all human life — a movement that becomes stronger each day.
We are not unique in the U.S.A. in this venture. Other states besides Kentucky organized in the late 1960s as they learned the horror perpetrated by some legislatures and governors — but we were among the very first states to organize.
There were individuals who spoke out strongly and movingly on the horror of permitting the killing of innocent preborn babies, whose lives previously had been protected by law. We now (2019) have aborted more than 60 million innocent unborn babies. This was well before the U.S. Supreme Court legalized abortion on January 22, 1973. Some states, including Kentucky, were seeing people call for passage of laws that would overturn the prohibition of abortion in their states. Some of them were successful, some were not. But in 1973, seven members of the nine-member U.S. Supreme Court, in a 7-2 ruling, overturned all the protective laws on prohibiting abortion in our entire nation with a ruling that made abortion legal in all of our states for the full nine months of pregnancy — and for any “health” reason imaginable (Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton).
The people were shocked, sickened and determined. We could not allow these barbaric rulings to stand.
Now to the present: It is important to remember that our work must continue even more in the months ahead. With the appointment of Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh by President Donald Trump, and their confirmation by the U.S. Senate, the pro-abortion opposition has expressed its determination not to allow the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse its Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton decisions.
We must strive even harder to educate the vast numbers of the public about the horrors of killing innocent babies in their mothers’ wombs. It’s difficult to believe that thousands of our citizens still do not know the truth.
Please help us recruit more Americans to become actively involved. The future of our nation depends upon each one of us. BECOME INVOLVED NOW! Call our office at (502) 895-5959.
May God bless you always!