We are so close, I can see the end of abortion from here.

When we stood at the foot of Mount Rushmore we were hundreds of thousands of votes away from our goal. Right now we are 17 votes away from restoring legal protection to every child who’s heart we can hear.

The Ohio Heartbeat Bill, which will ensure that “once a heartbeat is detected, the baby is protected,” has already passed the Ohio House of Representatives. Now, if just 17 out of 33 Ohio senators say “yes,” the Heartbeat Bill will head to Gov. John Kasich’s desk to be signed into the most protective law in the nation.

You’ve heard the slogan, “Abortion stops a beating heart”? When the Heartbeat Bill becomes law, it will ensure that: “A beating heart stops abortion.” 

Dr. Jack Willke testified that the Heartbeat Bill will save 95 percent of the babies who would otherwise be aborted – that’s 26,000 Ohio babies every year – a school bus full of children every single day!

We also have every indication that the current Supreme Court will uphold Ohio’s Heartbeat Law. In Gonzales v. Carhart (which upheld the ban on partial-birth abortion), the Supreme Court, after nearly four decades of recognizing only “potential life” in the womb, recognized as an undisputed “finding of fact” that a “living fetus” exists from the time of detectable heartbeat! What happens in Ohio will affect the nation! Already seven states are lined up to follow Ohio’s lead.

Not only will you live to see the end of abortion, you can be a part of it! Come to the event that will signal the beginning of the end of abortion in America! We’ve reserved the Ohio Statehouse Atrium (downtown Columbus, Ohio) on Tuesday, Sept. 20, to greet the Ohio senators as they come back from their summer recess. This is an event you will tell your children and grandchildren about! We will begin the day with prayer from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. with Pastor Dutch Sheets, author of “Intercessory Prayer,” and Lou Engle of the Call. The rally begins at 11 a.m.

Several of the senators will be speaking, along with the who’s who of the pro-life movement, beginning with the founder of both Ohio and National Right to Life, Dr. Jack Willke. Also speaking will be Joe Scheidler of the Pro-Life Action League, Wendy Wright of Concerned Women for America, Troy Newman from Operation Rescue, Dr. Rick Scarborough of Vision America, Dr. Jim Garlow of Renewing American Leadership, Rick Joyner of the Oak Initiative, Phil Burress of Citizens for Community Values and Timothy Johnson of the Frederick Douglass Foundation.

Just be sure to wear red to show the Senate just how many people stand for protecting babies with beating hearts!

The momentum is building – four presidential candidates have added their strong support, including the most recent addition: Gov. Rick Perry. The list also includes Rep. Michele Bachmann, Speaker Newt Gingrich and Judge Roy Moore – along with Dr. James Dobson, Farther Frank Pavone, Tony Perkins of Family Research Council, Tim Wildmon of the American Family Association, and former governors Mike Huckabee and George Voinovich.

There is something else you can do right now: With the click of a button, you can send a positive and effective message to the 33 senators that they can’t miss: Red Heart Balloons! We delivered to House members thousands of red heart balloons (see the pictures and video at www.HeartBeatBill.com) with the message “Have a Heart, Pass the Heartbeat Bill!” They did, and now we just need to do what worked in the Senate! Order your balloons now so we can deliver them just after the rally to the offices of the 33 decision-making senators. Let them know the nation is watching and rooting for them to lead the way! As you send them, please pray for open hearts.

I learned a lesson from my friend Phyllis Schlafly. While her angry opponents were vandalizing the statehouses with sit-ins and blood, she and her anti-ERA ladies were delivering to legislators homemade pies and cakes! She’ll be happy to know that in addition to the bright shiny heart balloons, we’ll also be delivering heart-shaped sugar cookies!

The Bible says that hope deferred makes the heart grow sick. There are many pro-lifers who are heartsick because of 38 years of hope deferred. But let not your hearts be troubled any longer – we are on the brink of answered prayer! Babies with beating hearts are about to be protected. Roe v. Wade is about to come crashing down. All we need is you to help provide the tipping point:

  1. Come to the Heartbeat Bill rally at the Statehouse Atrium Tuesday, Sept. 20, wearing red! RSVP to www.HeartBeatBill.com

  2. Send your red-heart balloons to the 33 senators with a message from you to protect babies with beating hearts.
  3. Call Senate President Tom Niehaus and ask him to leave a legacy of life by assigning the Heartbeat Bill to a friendly committee without delay: 614-466-8082.

Thirty-eight years is long enough to wait. Be a part of history Sept. 20 and help us pass the most protective pro-life legislation in the nation – right now.

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