By Dave Andrusko
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“There is no organization that we, and I mean this, there is no organization in all of the United States which we in the White House hold in higher regard, than National Right to Life.”
It was a heady experience to hear those words coming from Tim Goeglein, the man who doubles as special assistant to President Bush and deputy director of the Office of Public Liaison. But that was just the beginning of the kind things he had to say at the 2007 Proudly Pro-Life Awards Dinner about your National Right to Life Committee.
“On behalf of all of us in the Bush-Cheney White House, we salute National Right to Life.” Wow!
And then Mr. Goeglein said something that almost made me blush. He described the National Right to Life team as “force multipliers for good.”
This is the kind of encouragement that keeps you going late into the evening with deadlines pressing. But it was not until today, when I re-read the transcript of Mr. Goeglein’s remarks, that I realized who the true “multipliers for good” really are.
We at National Right to Life habitually labor until our eyes sag with fatigue to protect the powerless. When other organizations are turning out the lights and going home, National Right to Life staff are rolling up their sleeves to begin their second shift.
But we know in our hearts that all our efforts would bear little fruit without you–the millions of grassroots Americans whose dedication and determination nurture and multiply the impact of our work here in the nation’s capital. You are magnificent and the sole reason people of influence open the door to hear our case on behalf of unborn babies.
With you, all things are possible.