The latest line of battle in the war against unborn life is to discredit crisis pregnancy centers and to place onerous regulations on them in an effort to shut them down. Fortunately, some pro-lifers are doing something about it. A friend sent me this information about a worthy organization:
The Vitae Foundation (Vitae) is a not-for-profit, tax deductible organization focused on using research-based educational messaging to restore the sanctity of human life value as a core belief in the American culture. A key tool of the Vitae strategy is to use mass media to distribute its educational messages (television, radio, buses, subways, billboards, internet, etc.) Since its inception, Vitae has used mass media in over thirty states and seventy media markets as well as several foreign countries. Vitae is willing to offer assistance to groups and organization that wish to “partner” in joint ventures to support the culture of life.
Vitae was founded by Carl Landwehr from Jefferson City, MO. Since we are bombarded with messages in the media all day long, he wanted to find a way to brand “Life.” He contracted a very successful consumer psychologist, Dr. Charles Kenny, to study what motivates the abortion-minded woman. This led to the research results entitled, “Abortion – The Least of Three Evils.” It was from this research that Paul Swope based his article in “First Things.”
I also attached a copy of the bus posters in the DC buses. There are currently 4,400 posters in 200 buses in DC. We hope to have the same posters in Baltimore by the end of October –please pray! Vitae also just ran a subway campaign in New York City; it generated over 8000 calls and over 4000 “turn around’s.” Chris Slattery came to report these statistics at Vitae’s Benefit in DC, Thurs. Oct. 7.
The pregnancy centers in Baltimore have increased their staff and are ready save lives. I still need to raise $5,000 in order to launch the bus campaign by the end of this month. The cost of a child’s life?…………Priceless.
Please consider giving to them: Vitae Foundation.