Earlier this year, several pro-life individuals participated in a project called the Red Envelope Campaign in which they sent an empty, red envelope to President Obama at the White House. There was a message on the back saying that the envelope represented an aborted baby. This was supposed to get Obama to change his policies.
Right… Obama reads ten letters a day, hand-picked for him. I’m sure the empty envelopes just went into a separate, “special” pile before being discarded. (Does Obama’s call to reduce the number of abortions means nothing to pro-lifers? Yeah, I know… dumb question on my part.)
Anyway, one pro-lifer who participated in the Red Envelope Campaign just received a letter from the White House. She expected at the very least a pre-written “thank you for your letter” response, a form letter of sorts.
What does that mean?!?! The conspiracy theories are beginning:
So, is this just some kind of mistake? Was there supposed to be a letter responding to my concerns about FOCA or my concerns about the genocide called abortion that remains legal in this country (and could become even more protected under the law as our current President seems to want it to be)? Or should I feel… mocked, perhaps? After all, I did send them an empty envelope myself, representing one life lost to abortion, one life that was unable to have its voice heard by our elected officials in Washington. Getting an empty envelope in response… is that their way of saying, “No response — we don’t care. That life is still gone, and we remain silent on the matter.”
Or someone just made a mistake. Is that possible?
Even if you despised pro-lifers, which I don’t and I certainly don’t think the President does, why would you try to piss them off even more? It’s certainly not the politically correct thing to do.
But I suppose it’s more entertaining for them to think this was the White House’s way of not taking abortion seriously:
If some snarky intern did indeed think this would be a fun way to get back at pro-lifers, I think Chris and his wife are owed a second letter — an official apology.