Chuck Colson

These heartbreaking statistics reveal the tragedy of a flawed worldview: a worldview that says that we can have sex out of wedlock without consequences, that birth control will prevent unplanned pregnancies, that abortion is a “safe” solution when contraception fails, and that total strangers with financial incentives can be trusted to care more about teenage girls than their own parents.

Those consequences are usually hidden from view, but a few weeks ago, they were briefly on full and tragic display.

I pray that around the country, other frightened, pregnant teens see Holly’s father’s tears—and decide to seek help, not at Planned Parenthood, but at a crisis pregnancy center where they will hear about a worldview that offers life instead of death. Remember Monty Patterson’s anguished words: “They told her it was safe, and it killed her.”

Take action:

Contact U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Mark McClellan, M.D., and ask him to halt distribution and prescription of RU-486 (also known as Mifeprex™ or mifepristone). The mailing address is: 5600 Fishers Lane , Rockville, MD  20857.

For further reading and information:

Donations to help cover funeral expenses can be sent to the Memorial Fund for Holly Marie Patterson, account No. 4900692248, care of Washington Mutual, 275 S. K St. , Livermore,  Calif.  94550.

Care Net  has been promoting, equipping, and developing pregnancy resource centers for over twenty years, supporting over 700 pregnancy resource centers across the United States  and Canada.

See the Citizen Petition  filed with the FDA regarding the abortion drug Mifeprex™ (commonly referred to as RU-486 or mifepristone) by the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the Christian Medical Association, and Concerned Women for America.

Julian Guthrie, “ Pregnant teen’s death under investigation ,” San Francisco Chronicle, 19 September 2003 .

Julia Duin, “ Teen dead after abortion pill ,” Washington Times, 23 September 2003 .

Mary Cunningham Agee, “ The Health Risks of Abortion ,” panel presentation for Family Research Council, April 2002.

Brent Bozell, “ Behind the Holly Patterson story ,”, 1 October 2003 .

Bonita Brewer, “ Dad seeks answers in death ,” Mercury News, 23 September 2003 .

Bonita Brewer, “ Funeral Wednesday for pregnant woman ,” Contra Costa Times, 23 September 2003 .

Kim Santos, “ ValleyCare calls for national review of RU-486 ,” Oakland Tribune, 2 October 2003 .

State, federal inquiries probe death of woman who took abortion pill ,” Mercury News, 30 September 2003 .

Talking to Kids about Abortion ,” CBS News, 22 September 2003 .

See the “Worldview for Parents” pages “ Fearfully and Wonderfully Made ” and “ What’s the Big Deal about Abortion?

Susan E. Wills, “ ‘No Magic Pill’ ,” National Review Online, 26 September 2003 .

Johannes L. Jacobse, “ Women Are Abortion’s Second Victims ,” BreakPoint Online, 22 January 2003 .

Wendy Wright, “ RU-486: Killer Pills ,” Concerned Women for America, 10 September 2002 .

Chuck Colson

Chuck Colson was the Chief Counsel for Richard Nixon and served time in prison for Watergate-related charges. In 1976, Colson founded Prison Fellowship Ministries, which, in collaboration with churches of all confessions and denominations, has become the world's largest outreach to prisoners, ex-prisoners, crime victims, and their families.
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