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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

5 Minutes a Day - Day 3

Day 3 – January 22, 2013 – Senator Emmett Hanger

Friends, today is the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the decision that led to legalized abortion on demand. Since that fateful day, well over 50 million abortions have been performed. And while abortion advocates often recite the mantra that abortion should be “safe, legal, and rare,” Planned Parenthood is holding a rally at the Capitol in Richmond today to “celebrate” the decision that has resulted in these millions upon millions of destroyed human lives. Whatever your position on abortion, celebrating an event that has caused such massive death is nothing less than barbaric.

Senator Emmett Hanger represents parts of Rockingham and Culpeper County, along with Staunton, Waynesboro, and August, Greene and Madison Counties. Senator Hanger was once a very outspoken advocate of pro-life legislation, and is still very consistent in voting for these measures. He needs to be encouraged, however, to return to his former role as a leader on this issue. His website states, “Social issues, and in particular, matters of faith, are areas where I cannot compromise. I believe that the dignity of life should be protected and honored from conception until natural death.”

I believe that Senator Hanger is a man of integrity. Let’s ask him to use his position to lead the charge for the protection of human life.

Here is a short message you can copy, then click on the link to Senator Hanger’s e-mail below, paste in the message, sign your name, and Send! Or compose your own, personalized message if you like.

Dear Senator Hanger,

Thank you for all the times when you have used your position to advocate for legal protection of the unborn. Virginia’s Senate needs strong statesmen who recognize that whatever other priorities may be set by party leaders, this is a cause that can never be ignored—not for a single year—because of political expediency. It is important to me and my family that the laws of Virginia recognize that human life begins at conception, and that every human being—from conception until natural death—has basic human rights. I am praying specifically for you today, that God would give you great courage to work toward this end. Thank you.


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Senator Hanger’s e-mail address:
Please pray for Senator Hanger.

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