The critical importance of giving a voice to the voiceless 

By Laura Echevarria Director of Communications and Press Secretary

I often get asked by reporters and other callers why National Right to Life is not involved in other issues that are outside of our scope. When I explain that our most fundamental right is the right to life—and that it is such a core belief that it spans races, political parties, faith backgrounds and age differences, and allows us to be very focused—a majority understand. 

I learned a valuable lesson about multi-tasking this last week. I was walking, talking on my cell phone, reading something on my phone, and trying to step up and onto a platform when I fell. I realized that splitting my attention (and losing my depth perception because I was wearing reading glasses) caused me to miss a step and fall.

Lesson? The ability to multi-task has its advantages. However, when you divide your focus and resources too much, you stumble and can lose effectiveness. Put another way, when we lose sight of our focus, we split our resources and abilities. 

This is why whenever our spokespersons are on the radio or television or when they are speaking to a journalist in any capacity, they are aware of a very specific goal—to give a voice to the voiceless. Every answer we give is made with that fundamental goal in mind.

Whether we are speaking about chemical abortions, a drop in the number of abortions, protective state laws, Congressional action or a court decision, the goal is always the same—to give a voice to the voiceless.

It is all too easy to get distracted. But we have leaders within the organization and within our state affiliates who are dedicated to keeping their eye on the goal–seeing that all life is protected from fertilization to natural death. 

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