by Jeanne Monahan
September 25, 2012
A few weeks ago at FRC’s Values Voter Summit, I had the honor of moderating a truly all-star panel of pro-life speakers. Our theme was “One Life” — incorporating both the somber reality of reflecting upon the 55 million unique lives that have been lost to abortion since Roe v. Wade was decided in 1973, as well as the urgency of doing everything we can moving forward to save each and every precious life.
Our distinguished panelists included Melissa Ohden, who as a developing baby survived a saline abortion. Melissa has recently come under much attack for a beautiful ad she made promoting life. We also heard from Dr. Michael New, author of research on the impact of state laws with regard to reducing the number of abortions. Ryan Bomberger, founder of the Radiance Foundation, also gave an incredibly inspiring and engaging presentation about his own personal story and the importance of doing everything we can to save lives, each of which are filled with wonderful potential.
Lastly our panel included David Bereit, founder of 40 Days for Life. David spoke about what every person can do to make a difference in saving a life. This group has seen very fruitful returns on the investment of time, patience, love and prayer. In fact, the most recent 40 Days for Life campaigns begins tomorrow.
For those of us who have ever asked what we can do to make a difference in the culture wars, what we can do to help protect and defend life, I highly encourage giving one hour to 40 Days for Life during this campaign between Sept 26-Nov 4. You will not regret it!