Friend of Life,
It has been a long time since
sent out any correspondence and we apologize for that although it was somewhat by design. With Donald Trump winning the election, a wonderful surprise for all of us (relative to the Clintons!), there is not the sense of urgency that existed if indeed Hillary had won. However, with the hopes that come with a pro-life President, comes a certain danger and that is a complacency and trust that our President and elected officials will do our heavy lifting.
This could be a mistake. A friend of PCK recently warned of becoming susceptible to the Stockholm Syndrome where hostages develop an unhealthy relationship with their captives. Of course we are not be there as a movement, but it is a great reflection for us to ward off any complacency. So as much as we need to give the new administration time to implement a pro-life agenda, we must also be cautious as to how much can or will be done by our political leadership. One of the most significant outcomes of the recent election is how many state governments (governorship and the entire legislature) are controlled by the pro-life party (and I use that terminology cautiously). The chances of many pieces of state generated pro-life legislation is greatly enhanced and thus also the increased importance of having a pro-life Supreme Court of the United States. I am sure we are all praying for a strong nominee very soon.
So as we watch the developments in the states and at the national level over the next several months, PCK will stay current with the peaceful and prayerful protest movement within the pro-life movement which is being actively sustained by many groups nationwide.
The focus of the peaceful and prayerful pro-life protest movement, along with the entire country, shifts this week to Washington DC and the inauguration of our new President and then a week later the
March for Life
. It should be noted that
this past fall at the kickoff of 40 Days United at the steps of the SCOTUS stated that the March for Life was the “largest national pro-life protest held annually.” Yes! Everything we do for in defense of life…walk, march, witness, counsel, pray, stand et al, we do also in protest of pre-born child killing.