Organized for Life - My first time knocking on doors

The first time I went out knocking on doors I was nervous.  I wasn’t sure how the message of life would be received this way since I’d been delivering it in so many other ways for so long.  A million thoughts were running through my head.  Thoughts such as:

> what if they get angry at me?
> what do I say?
> do I know the message of life good enough to go out there and do this?
> how do I deal with disagreements?
> will this really make a difference?

Well, I can tell you, as soon as you knock on that first door, it’s time to focus and get ready!  My first door wasn’t even a door.  It was a latino woman who didn’t speak any English & was walking by.  I decided to talk to her on my way to the first house, but when I realized she didn’t understand a word I was saying, I handed her one of our flyers & told her to have a nice day…which she seemed to understand.

Finally I get to the door with my partner Bruce.  They are my daughter’s neighbors and I am quite certain they are not pro-life.  The husband answered the door.  I said hi & got right to it. 

I asked “Can I talk to you about the message of life?.”  Okay, so he knew me & was stunned about what was going on.  He nodded & I then asked him “Did you know cloning is legal in America?”.  I then explained how the federal government doesn’t allow for federal funding of the procedure, but it is funded by some states, like Missouri.  I added “Yep, cloning is legal and state funded, you just aren’t allowed to be born.”  They kill the cloned humans and use them for scientific research.”

I drifted into the topic of abortion and how as many as 4,000 people are killed every single day in America.  One of the flyers we hand out has statistics on the black abortion rate in America.  I went through some of those stats as well, such as how almost 1 in 2 babies in a black mother’s womb end in abortion, and how blacks have 4 times the number of abortions that white women have in America.

I went over a few other stats, thanked him for his time and left him with a flyer.  I could have asked him what he thought and continued the conversation, but hey, I was still a little nervous & was grateful that it went so well!

The rest of the day went smoothly, and every door got easier.  It’s like anything else, the first time can be a little tough, but after a while, it’s like riding a bicycle…you get better every time you get on.

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Peter Shinn
President of Pro-Life Unity and Organized for Life

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Organized for Life is a national campaign designed to:

> Rally pro-lifers and give them an outlet for their desire to get involved in more direct action
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