I went to hear Carl Anderson at St. Charles Borromeo High School in Columbus, Ohio, yesterday. He is the “Supreme Knight” for the Knights of Columbus, a Catholic benevolent organization. Mr. Anderson has recently written the book Civilization of Love. During the talk, he referenced the 9/11 New York firemen who he said demonstrated tremendous ‘love’ by sacrificing their lives to help the people in those burning towers. During a question and answer period, a man noted that with the incoming Obama presidential administration, many more lives would be in jeopardy because of possible, stepped-up levels of abortion. I then stood and said we’ve had a number of Republican administrations as well (since 1973) and we were still approaching 50 million abortions in America. I also said for this to change, pro-Life people should have “the guts” to go to the streets, day in and day out, in bold, non-violent protest — emulating what happened in the South to finally end the horrendous practice of Segregation. It’s not just going to a pro-Life march in D.C. once a year, and then think we’ve done our bit for the cause, I said. It actually takes more courage (and would be that much more effective) to regularly protest in one’s neighborhood. To view Mr. Anderson’s talk (my comment comes up at about the 29 minute mark) see… Note: A recent bumper sticker sighting in Mansfield, Ohio: “Call me an extremist, but I think dismembering unborn babies is wrong.” Note 2: The website Vox-Nova has posted an open letter to president elect Barack Obama about abortion that is worth reading..