Pro-life Petition Project
Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, making the most of your time, because the days are evil.
A word from PIRC founder Anthony Horvath:
Have you ever just thought, “I wish the leaders of this country would listen to me for once?
I think many people would agree with the statement that our leaders are not listening. But what if the stakes were so high that you felt that you just had to be heard? The stakes are high: millions of lives are at risk. Literally. Hundreds have been extinguished in the time you took to read this sentence.
Many people who find this page don’t know me. Those who do know of my work in Christian apologetics and my growing emphasis on pro-life issues growing out of my daughter’s diagnosis (and subsequent ‘opportunity’ to abort her). It propelled me into new areas of research, and my discoveries outraged me–and I had previously thought I was well-informed.
Main discoveries of that research:
- The eugenics movement that fueled the Holocaust did not go away, but merely changed their names, re-organized, and re-cast their work simply as involving ‘genetics.’
- These various organizations, Planned Parenthood being just one such example, burrowed into our government and carry out their work hidden by layers of bureaucracy–lavishly funded by our tax dollars.
- The assumptions about who we are as people and our relationship to society that were embraced by liberals, progressives, Nazis, and eugenicists from 1860 to 1945 are widely held today in academia, the highest levels of government, and even in our churches.
- The Culture of Death was not an accident. It was engineered, and permeates the government. The bigger the government, the bigger the impact on life and liberty. (Implication: a smaller government reduces that impact.)
- For more information and some video of a presentation I gave on this, click here.
I don’t believe that a defense of the Christian faith and a defense of life are separate issues. I never have. My pro-life activities have been integrated with my apologetics work, as my ministry’s upcoming online apologetics conference illustrates. But my research has shown vividly just how closely they are connected.
In light of my discoveries, I began thinking about where my time and effort can be best invested, and have concluded that due to the scale of the problem, I could at least be strategic about which individuals I focused my attention on. That is why, after much consideration, I decided that I needed to go and speak directly to legislators, their staffers, and other ‘movers and shakers.’ I would request appointments, stand in line outside their offices, attend their public comment sessions, and otherwise open their eyes to the steady encroachment of ‘life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.’ I would continue to do this for 2-3 weeks out of each year, at both the state and Federal level. Every year. Until I die.
Perhaps no one will listen… but they will then be without excuse. And I will have satisfied myself that I have done what I could to maximize my time and passions.
This petition and the Policy Intersections Research Center are the fruit of these considerations.
How you can help
I will have a better chance of winning a hearing with people if I come representing others. The more people who stand with me, who allow me to represent them, the more likely I will gain that hearing, and at increasingly senior levels.
You are encouraged to examine more about me at my ministry home page and delving into my many activities, blogs, conferences, projects, etc., you see there. Thanks for your time. I hope to have your signature.
I (Anthony Horvath) will be submitting this statement in face to face conversations with legislators, their staffers, other lobbyists, judges, or people of influence that I myself hope to influence. Your signature at the end allows me to add weight to my petition to them.
I steadfastly believe that men and women are made in the image of God and their value is derived directly from this fact, not from the ‘consent’ or ‘mutual agreement’ or ‘legal declaration’ of humans themselves.
Is it not written in one of our founding documents?
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
I concur, and further maintain that these rights include, as an obvious prerequisite, the right to live. Yet there are many people who believe otherwise.
These people believe that humans themselves have the right to decide when a person is a person, and when he is not, and they act accordingly. History has shown vividly that whenever this philosophy has been tried, tyranny and bloodshed have followed on a massive scale. People are trying out these philosophies still, and again, in the vain hope that the consequences will be different… they believe there is a way to do it without descending into the horrors witnessed in the 20th century. Wherever one looks, one finds that the same philosophies of yesteryear drive many of the policy initiatives or legislative proposals that are openly, or covertly, advocated.
I do not share their hope, and view their attempt as madness. There are many reasons to believe we are already well down the path towards tyranny, if not on its doorstop: bloodshed is already with us in the form of abortion on demand, ‘after birth’ abortion, euthanasia, etc., … and our right to ‘Liberty’ and the ‘pursuit of Happiness’ is severely curtailed wherever we look. They will give the living the right to life, but they insist on managing it practically to death.
Therefore, I call upon you to carefully consider the motivations and philosophies behind proposed legislation. Do not take the proposal apart from the rationale offered for it, as if the one has nothing to do with the other. Furthermore, examine, if you will, the philosophies that support existing policies, programs, agencies, and departments.
If you discern that any of these are not compatible with the principles our republic was established on, I plead with you to resist the proposals with your whole being, and likewise seek to repeal and overturn policies, laws, and institutions that have already been implemented.
I beg you not to rest, for only a culture of death can grow when Man has taken upon himself the place of the Creator. History tells the tale, and history is repeating itself before our eyes.
- Anthony H. -- Holmen, WI.
- Daniel D.
- Susan L., Billings, MT.
- R. M. Mankato, MN
- Paul W., Waukon ,IA
- Josh D., Hastings, NE.
- Sam P., Shamrock, TX.
- Leah L., Tigerton, WI.
- Tera H., Holmen, WI. -- 10
- Douglas Y., Green Bay, WI.
- Kevin K., La Crosse, WI.
- Jan S., Phoenix, AZ.
- Ray P., Phoenix, AZ
- Nicole D., Eastover, SC.
- Michael L., Ishpeming MI.
- Kandyce P., IL.
- Derek E., MO.
- Michael H., Snohomish, WA.
- Kyle G., Jackson, WI. -- 20
- Kory J., Sioux Falls, SD.
- Anne G., Onalaska, WI.
- Darius C., Macomb, MI.
- Joe K., Greenville, TX.
- Rev. Michael P., Suring, WI.
- Rolley H., Irmo, SC.
- David B., Wakefield, MA.
- Don S., Onalaska, WI.
- Nate A., West Bend, WI. -- 30
- Margaret K., Alexandria, VA.
- Randy I., Forest Park, GA.
- Maria V., Tracy, CA.
- Anna H., Tulsa, OK
- Ben W., UK
- Jason S., Minneapolis, MN.
- Dan B., Dearborn Heights, MI.
- Sarah S., West Bend, WI
- Dan M., Holmen, WI.
- Christina C., Murfreesboro, TN. -- 40
- Joseph P., Egg Harbor, NJ.
- Robert, San Jacinto, CA
- Carrie S., Broken Arrow, OK.
- Michael M., Bedford, TX.
- Danna W., Davenport, IA.
- Jeremy H., Madison, AL.
- Karin H., Madison, AL.
- Annette Y., Green Bay, WI.
- Elizabeth G., Holmen, WI. -- 50
For a good look at the research driving me to engage in this project, take my online course and/or read these books: