My reflections and musings on the struggle to leave a Christ-shaped impression on the world of law and public policy.


Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Why I'm blogging

Thomas Jefferson wrote, in the Declaration of Independence, "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with inherent and inalienable rights; that among these, are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness; that to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among men."

During the past two months, I have had the great privilege of working with elected representatives on a bill that would recognize the human rights of unborn children under the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia. It was an honor to stand behind a true statesman, Del. Bob Marshall, in this effort. (Go, Bob!!!)

It was sometime late last week when Thomas Jefferson's words came to mind: it is for the purpose of securing these fundamental rights that "Governments are instituted among men!" That's the whole point of government!

Throughout my intellectual, legislative and literal journey, I have had an army of faithful friends supporting me through prayer, encouragement, and practical assistance. I'm writing this blog for those who want to continue to follow the progress of this effort. There is much yet to be done! It is my hope that by providing periodic updates here, I can empower you to join with me in praying for this work, and, when the time is right, maybe even to enter the fray by contacting those in positions to influence the outcome.


  1. Great idea, Rita! I'm so excited to be able to keep up with your work through this blog. I'm so proud of how hard you have worked for this and how brave you've stood. I'm always in prayer for you and this journey.

  2. What a great way to spread the word about the work you are doing and an easy way to keep your supporters in the loop. In all your spare time, I think you should write a summary of where this journey has already taken you. Thank you for being our voice!

  3. I've been hoping that you are keeping a detailed journal so you can write a book on this adventure. God has already worked in so many amazing ways - and He's not finished yet! What a blessing you have given to those of us who are praying and watching. Thank you for the blog!