Life United exists not only to educate people with the reality of abortion in our generation, but to do something about it. Our partners, which include the Duggar family, LIFE International, L.E.A.R.N, Inc, Living Waters, Liberty Counsel, National Center for Life and Liberty, Family Research Council, and The Justice Foundation, have come together with their resources to create the tools that will help motivate and enable others to value and support human life.
“Children are a blessing from the Lord” is the heart cry of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar of the popular TLC Channel series 19 kids
and Counting. So much so that a family trip taken a couple of years ago made an unexpected yet profound impact on them.
Michelle recalls, “Our family visited the Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC. The designers of the museum did an incredible job telling the tragic story of over 6 million Jews who were brutally executed. The purpose of the museum is to educate others on what happened, so that hopefully, something like this will never happen again! A couple of weeks after we went to the Holocaust Museum it dawned on us that there is a holocaust taking place right here in America!”
The holocaust she referenced is the epidemic of abortion in America. After that trip the Duggars began to pray about what they could do to help end abortion. Their first call was to Dan Pennell, CEO of WMtek, a Fort Pierce, FL based web development company, who immediately caught the vision. Working with Jim Bob Duggar and Mathew Staver of Liberty Counsel, Dan formed the powerful coalition of pro-life groups that has become LifeUnited.
LifeUnited is a collaboration of 8 singleminded but unique groups united to end abortion in America. The team includes Life International, Learn, Inc., Liberty Counsel, Living Waters, National Center for Life and Liberty, Family Research Council, The Justice Foundation, and the Duggar Family.
Their first initiative called upon WMtek to pioneer a unique web experience that would, as Dan states, “tell the story of the American Holocaust, motivate others to get involved, and give them tools to activate their passion.” The compelling result is LifeUnited.org set for release to coincide with the January 25, 2013 March for Life in Washington, D.C. “This site is a powerful vehicle to express our hearts,” says Michelle, “We want every
American to know that each child is a special creation of God being formed in their mother’s womb.” LifeUnited.org is a great start.