Letters to the Editor

Action News welcomes your letters to the editor. We print as many as we can fit into each print edition of Action News. E-mail your letter or send to the address at the bottom of this page.

Joe,

This is the biggest contribution I’ve ever sent for the “cause.” I just think the job is so big and so important we must dig as deep as possible, even to hurting.

I am so proud of “Iowans for Life,” (I’m secretary) for their two busses and Dubuque Right to Life for the seven busses they sent to the Washington March for Life. They headed the parade this year.

John Callahan, Cedar Rapids, IA
Hi, Joe,

Thanks for your most recent letter. They are such a welcome reminder of what’s really important. It’s the devil who likes to keep us busy so we don’t have time to think of what is most important in our lives. So your letters are very much appreciated to us who are not on the firing line in the battle.

You are a good example of “Resist the devil and he will depart from you” and in Christian charity by your letters the devil does exactly that.

Gene McCauley, West Allis, WI
Dear Pro-Life Action League,

I am very concerned about “our” groups loudly “taking credit” when a boycott results in a positive change.I applaud all the great efforts on the American Girl front (I wrote my letter!) but look to what happened with Ford, the gays and AFA. Ford did make positive changes, then AFA loudlytook credit for the changes, inflaming the other side who then brought tremendous pressure on Ford resulting in a change back to accommodate the homosexual agenda. This smacks of pride and ego to me, and I see it damaging our focus, and ultimately the results. The focus is to effect change, not to aggrandize the vehicle of change. Let’s not further polarize the culture. Let everything be shown as working together towards a better culture. Thanks for listening!

Dia Perry, Via E-mail

Editor’s Note: Dia’s e-mail was received in response to a story on our website about the end of the American Girl controversy (see story). What follows is League Communications Director Eric Scheidler’s response to Dia’s concerns:

Dear Dia,

Thanks for writing. You raise some valid issues, which we weighed seriously before issuing our press release and publishing the story on our homepage about American Girl’s response to the pro-life protest. We don’t want to appear boastful, but we also have to consider the responsibility that we bear to those who have supported this effort. So often our efforts to effect positive changes in our culture seem to amount to nothing. Here’s a case of a grassroots movement succeeding.

We just can’t keep quiet about that. The people who wrote American Girl to object to their funding of Girls Inc. deserve to know that their efforts have been fruitful. And our supporters deserve to know that their prayers and donations have served a good purpose.

A final point: This will not be the last time we have to campaign against corporate America’s support for anti-life organizations. It will only help us in the long run to get the idea out there in the cultural mind of America that the pro-life movement can cause problems for those who support abortion.

So while we do appreciate your concerns, we believe it would be irresponsible to keep silent about American Girl’s response to our protest.

Yours for Life,
Eric Scheidler

Action News welcomes your letters to the editor. We print as many as we can fit into each print edition of Action News. E-mail your letter or send to the address at the bottom of this page.

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