Hard-working abortionists should motivate us
Posted by Daniel Blackman on 13 August 2013
Today I was listening to a presentation given by Dr Bernard Nathanson, the famous abortionist and leading pro-abortion advocate who eventually became a leading pro-life campaigner.
One of the things that struck me was just how hard-working he was in promoting and doing abortions. At one point in his career he was the director of the largest abortion facility in the USA, possibly the world. He would have it open seven days a week, 364 days a year, from 8am-midnight every single day. He personally carried out at least 5000 abortions. He employed 35 abortionists, 85 nurses, and had 10 operating rooms for abortions. It was non-stop. One abortionist employed by Nathanson would work full-time all week in one state, then jump on a plane to New York, and work double shifts on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, then jump back on a plane to his home state - all so he could rake in huge amounts of money killing unborn children.
How hard are we willing to work to end abortion? Are we really giving enough time to being actively pro-life? Can we make a commitment to do more this coming year? Here are a few things we've been up to these past few months. It's been productive but there's more we can and have to do:
- From June-July we had three interns at our London office. The interns did a great job as pro-life activists - they organised door-to-door leafleting projects around London, a public opinion survey about pro-life literature, contributed to a parents rally in East London, designed and had printed brand new pro-life reusable cotton bags, helped run a day of outreach at Lewisham People's Day, and made valuable contributions to the running of the office.
- SPUC was represented at several summer youth events including FAITH, Evangelium, and Youth 2000. We'll also be represented at pro-life events in Austria and Italy in September.
- We'll be giving pro-life presentations at 16 universities in October and November, with more bookings still coming in. We don't just want to educate, we need to inspire and motivate people to be active.
- We've got new fresher's fair packs to send out to students, as we've done in previous years. These packs have proven very useful and popular. Students need good quality literature they can give out to new members and students.
- We've already started planning for next year's youth and student pro-life conference from 7-9 March 2014. We've got brilliant speakers from Canada, Ireland, Austria, and the UK.
- We've also got at least two pro-life student national action days coming up very soon. It's really important we find simple and effective ways of getting all pro-life students and young adults united in a common act on behalf of unborn children.
Summer time is holiday time, but it's also a good time to start preparing for the next academic year. Generally speaking, students and young adults don't have lots of money, but money is not the only resource you have. Your time, your comittment, your intelligence and ability to get things done is very valuable, so put it to good use. If you 've got an idea let us know and we'll see how we can help.
Thanks to those young adults, including university students, who have continued to order leafets to distribute door-to-door. If you'd like to order a bundle to give out, email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org