Have you made plans for the Fourth of July? I know that I will be spending time with family as we celebrate America’s birthday. What an appropriate time it is to consider what kind of nation we labor to build, and what kind of people we choose to be! As nineteenth-century equality and civil rights advocate George William Curtis wrote, “A man’s country is not a certain area of land, of mountains, rivers, and woods, but it is a principle, and patriotism is loyalty to that principle.”
For more than 40 years, Americans United for Life and you our partners have been in a struggle for the very principles and ideals of our nation our Founding Fathers took up arms to defend. We are on the front lines confronting the human rights issues of our time: abortion and its harms to women and unborn children, assisted suicide, and euthanasia. Our deep patriotism is reflected in our fight for those who have no voice, and for a change in policy to protect those who need our help.
That is why your AUL team travels long hours state-by-state, crafting and supporting bills to ensure that everyone is welcomed in life and protected in law. That’s why AUL has filed 29 amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) briefs fighting the anti-life provisions in Obamacare, which funnel more than half a billion taxpayer dollars to Planned Parenthood every year and violate the conscience rights of everyday Americans. And that’s why we are working with local groups all across our nation, empowering individuals to make a difference in their communities by advocating for laws that will save lives now and impact the American landscape for generation after generation.
At Americans United for Life, we are restoring protections for the most basic right of all: LIFE.
As Thomas Jefferson drafted in the Declaration of Independence, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.” Without life, all other rights are meaningless.
It will take all of us to build the kind of nation we can be proud to pass to our children: a nation sculpted by our bedrock principles of equality, respect for the sanctity of life, and holistic care for mother and child. Thank you for standing with your AUL team in defense of our most fundamental right of all, and thank you for speaking up for those in our country who have no voice.
Happy Fourth of July!
Catherine Glenn Foster,
President & CEO
Americans United for Life
It’s time to demand that the U.S. Senate redirect our taxpayer dollars away from the nation’s largest abortion chain, Planned Parenthood, and to restore constitutional protections to Americans who value unborn life. Please call your U.S. Senators today, asking that they support a pro-life overhaul of the healthcare law and an end to the anti-life mandates.
You can reach your Senators by calling (202) 224-3121.