from David Bereit
The bold headline running across the envelope of the latest fundraising letter from Planned Parenthood Federation of America screams:"Relentless Anti-Choice Extremists: They're coming after our organization with everything they've got! Help us fight their post-election challenges!"
Despite Planned Parenthood having just succeeded in getting many of their close friends elected tothe highest offices in our land, the letter inside contains an urgent appeal for money, begging abortion advocates to "rush an immediate donation"to the abortion business to help fight "the latest showdown in a battle raging all across America."
What does the abortion giant find so "critical"? Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood, clearly spells it out:
"Now, here's what worriesus the most..."Then she specifically identifies 40 Days for Lifeas one of the greatest threats to the abortion chain's business.
Richards writes, "Planned Parenthood is under attack," explaining the setbacks their staff andcustomers experienced when, "from September 24 toNovember 2, 2008 a coalition of anti-choice groups promoted a '40 Days' campaign all across America, including 24/7 prayer vigils outside Planned Parenthood offices and health centers."
She concludes the letter by saying, "thehard-edged, well-funded groups coming afterPlanned Parenthood are playing for keeps," while telling abortion supporters, "I only hope you realize how urgently we need you."
Wow. While I certainly wouldn't describe 40 Days forLife as "well-funded," we ARE playing for keeps.This is a matter of life and death, and the stakes are too high to treat this any other way.
And it's an amazing testimony to the power of prayer -- and YOUR dedication and faithfulness-- when the nation's largest abortion chain is running scared.