Skip to comments.Pro-Life Activists Display 140 Foot Image of the Number 71 on the Lawn of the United States Capitol
Posted on 10/03/2009 1:59:56 PM PDT by wagglebee
The display was shown on Friday, October 2
Contact: Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney, 540-538-4741, 202-547-1735
WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 /Christian Newswire/ -- The number 71 represents the percentage of Americans who oppose taxpayer funded abortions according to a nationwide Zogby poll.
This display is part of national campaign organized by the Christian Defense Coalition called "Abortion is Not Health Care."
This initiative has included prayer vigils, rallies, demonstrations and lobbying in Washington, D.C. and across the nation over the past several months.
The Christian Defense Coalition and Generation Life have joined Operation Rescue in a online
campaign called "I am 71." For more information go to Iam71.org.
The large display of the number 71 is to encourage members of Congress to listen to the wisdom of the American people and ensure that not penny of public money will be used to pay for or subsidize abortions.
Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney, Director of the Christian Defense Coalition, states,
"Americans overwhelmingly do not want their tax dollars to be spent on abortions. They know that health care reform should be about healing and mercy not the crushing of human rights through abortion.
"This 140 foot image of the number 71 on the lawn of the United States Capitol is a powerful reminder to the members of Congress that they should listen to the wisdom and heart of the American people and recognize that supporting abortion through tax dollars is a betrayal of social justice and human rights.
"We encourage all people of good will who support the dignity of human life to get involved with the the online campaign Iam71.org and let their voices be loudly heard in this national debate on health care reform.
"To all members of Congress we ask you to step into the present in which America is embracing a culture of life and pledge that not penny of taxpayer money will be used for abortions."
For more information or interviews call:
Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney at 540.538.4741 202.547.1735
It is becoming increasingly obvious that the left doesn't care at all what the American people want.
They don’t need the support of 71% of the population, just 51% of the congress.
Tyrants don’t care what the ruled think, want, feel, desire, they only care about themselves.
Prayers for the unborn.
There is no doubt that most democrats are evil satonic people who will be judged in due time. I feel sorry for them and the massacre of the newborn who are totally innocent of any crime unlike the corrupt members of congress who hungar for their innocent blood. God help the US and the innocents that the democrats murder in the name of the state like the Jews in Nazi Germany. There is no difference. The democrats have no morals or shame.
How many of the 71 percent feel strongly enough about this issue that they’d be willing to hold their congressfolks electorally accountable for their vote? Not enough of them, I’m afraid.
And I’m thinking the congressfolks know that.
Reid came out onto the veranda overlooking the display and said “What the f#(@ does “1 L” stand for?” /sarc
My first thought as well. Both sides of this debate need to turn their communication in the direction that can be understood by their opponents.