COL INTERVIEW with Mark Crutcher: Pro-Life fighter launches new campaign, are current tactics enough?
killing. Some of it is quite graphic. Young people these days, even adults, see so much graphic violence on TV, in the movies and on the computer, that they're arguably desensitized. Won't some of these kids just say "whoa, how gnarly" and move on, unaffected?
Crutcher: I do believe this stuff affects them, somewhere inside them.
If you take a kid who's playing a computer game and he is shooting people, if you take 1,000 kids [playing the game] and ask them if this is real and they'd all say no. All 1,000 of them. But when they see this, they would acknowledge this is real. In fact, I think young people are going to be the most affected by this.
COL: What's the long term plan? Do you have a five-year or ten-year plan?
Crutcher: Our role in the pro-life movement is not related to legislation. Our role is to expose the abortion industry. We do a lot of undercover work. We have a lot of other projects. We do the grinding work of going undercover, finding their secrets, and exposing them.
The American people right now have this view of an abortion that a girl goes into a safe, clean abortion clinic pregnant and she comes out not pregnant. That's not what really happens. We want to show them what really happens we want to show them what abortion is really about.
COL: Mark, after 40 years, abortion is still legal in all 50 states. Isn't the pro-life track record rather poor? If this were a business, wouldn't most working in the movement be fired?
Crutcher: How long did it take to end slavery? Things don't happen overnight. We have to look at this as an event that is occurring in God's time not ours. We are impatient because we are only here for a short period of time but in God's time it's a blink of an eye, it's not a long time. God can end this in His time. Our job in the meantime is to be dedicated to the cause, to be loyal and to do our duties and dispatch them.
COL: Thank you, Mark.
Following the interview, a very frank discussion between myself and Catholic Online President, Michael Galloway ensued. Michael had a few thoughts to add.
Galloway: It has now been 40 years since Roe v Wade. There has been education, there has been awareness, there has been 100's of millions of dollars raised, but the truth is Abortion is Still Legal in all 50 states, PERIOD.
The reality is as of today's date, we have LOST this evil battle. It is now time we develop a plan. We need a plan like General Sherman during the Civil War. We need a plan like General Patton during World War II.
Galloway is probably right. Although the sincerity of the pro-life community leadership cannot be questioned, the effectiveness of tactics such as startling brochures and awareness campaigns must be evaluated.
In every other business endeavor, success or failure is evaluated by metrics. Executives are expected to set goals, design plans, and meet objectives or else they are dismissed. In the abortion fight, every battle fought to date has been at best a minor victory, or most typically a defeat. And this isn't as metaphorical as it sounds because the body count is real.
For now, we can only pray and support courageous endeavors such as those made by Life Dynamics and Mark Crutcher to expose the truth about Planned Parenthood and other abortion mongers. Meanwhile, today may be a good time to cast about for a plan. New tactics, bold leadership, and accountable progress are required. The abortion fight is a fight for life at every level. Today it's children, tomorrow it could be the elderly, or the sick and infirm. Even if we never fall down this slippery slope, we still have genocide-scale mass murder occurring every year in our abortion clinics.
It's time to get outside of the box we have been in for forty years.
Our babies have trembled in the womb for long enough.
TO VIEW THE BROCHURE: The brochure is in print at this moment. It will be hosted online shortly. When that happens, Catholic Online will share the link for mature viewing.
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General Intention: The Faith of Christians. That in this Year of Faith Christians may deepen their knowledge of the mystery of Christ and witness joyfully to the gift of faith in him.
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