Texas Takes Friendship to a New Level
by Judie Brown
The Texas state motto is friendship, a single word that is loaded with immense meaning in view of recent news from the state. It would appear that a deeper affection for the preborn child is affecting the way Texans think and act.
Just a few days ago in Corpus Christi, pro-life activists took to the streets to protest the killing of preborn children. It all started at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, and according to news reports, “hundreds of Catholics filled the streets.” In fact, the news item was so heartening that that it reminded me of the old days when protests were in their prime and the media was hard-pressed to ignore them.
Three days after this report appeared on the local news, another report came across the airwaves announcing that a $30,000 grant earmarked for Planned Parenthood would not be made. One councilwoman made it perfectly clear: “It’s inappropriate to use taxpayer money.” After the councilwoman made this simple statement, applause is reported to have filled the council chamber.
A local Episcopal priest, however, spoke in defense of Planned Parenthood, telling the council, “If you don’t want Planned Parenthood to talk to your children about sex, then you talk to them. …To not fund Planned Parenthood, doing the job that we as a community are failing to do, puts more children in danger.”
The majority of those who spoke to the council were in complete agreement with the removal of the grant. In fact the city council vote against Planned Parenthood was unanimous!
And here’s the kicker!
The people of Corpus Christi who care about their children and the preborn called American Life League’s Stop Planned Parenthood office to say, “I just had to call and let you know your plan works! We did everything just the way you said and we won! Thank you!”