Let’s Show Our Appreciation

Any pro-lifer who’s been around for a while has a soft spot in their heart for Congressman Henry Hyde. For over thirty years he’s been an eloquent and tireless voice for unborn babies and their parents on Capitol Hill. The well-known Hyde Amendment effectively stopped your tax dollars from funding hundreds of thousands of abortions and is saving countless lives.

This year Congressman Hyde announced he would retire from the House of Representatives. We will miss his gentle and persuasive influence.

Every year I give a Hero At Heart award to recognize select individuals who demonstrate outstanding courage or compassion on behalf of innocent life. This year I am honored to give this prestigious award to Congressman Hyde. I was in Washington, DC last week and presented him with the award. Please check out the pictures of that presentation.

Henry Hyde has been such a faithful servant protecting innocent human life. It’s time we told him how much we appreciated his life-saving efforts. Please send your email of thanks and congratulations on his retirement to [outdated lnk removed]. I will see that he gets each and every message. Please share this with others. We really want him to know how much he is appreciated.

There is one particular quote by Congressman Hyde that has motivated many a pro-life leader. He said, “When the time comes as it surely will, when we face that awesome moment, the final judgment, I’ve often thought, as Fulton Sheen wrote, that it is a terrible moment of loneliness. You have no advocates, you are there alone standing before God – and a terror will rip your soul like nothing you can imagine. But I really think that those in the pro-life movement will not be alone. I think there’ll be a chorus of voices that have never been heard in this world but are heard beautifully and clearly in the next world – and they will plead for everyone who has been in this movement. They will say to God, ‘Spare him, because he loved us,’ – and God will look at you and say not, ‘Did you succeed?’ but ‘Did you try?'”

Please join me in telling Henry Hyde, “Well done good and faithful servant!

Bradley Mattes
President, Life Issues Institute

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