Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Pumpkins and babies

American Life League is sponsoring the second annual Pro-life pumpkin carving contest! From their site:
American Life League is rolling out the second year of its Pro-Life Pumpkin carving contest. Submit photos of your pro-life jack-o'-lantern and enter to win $100 in pro-life gear.

"This is such a fun way to introduce kids to the pro-life movement," said Judie Brown. "Every person who steps on your porch this October 31 will get a lot more than a handful of Snickers. They’ll also be getting a message about human rights and personhood for all."

Last year, American Life League’s multi-talented researcher and ALL Report host Michael Hichborn showed up to work one October morning with snap shots of his newly-carved pumpkin featuring the silhouette of a preborn baby sucking her thumb. Needless to say, we were all duly impressed with Mike’s knife-wielding skills.

Mike and his wife Alyssa had used the yearly Halloween tradition to talk to their kids about standing up for preborn babies and the precious gift of human life.
We had to share his idea and soon we were swamped with requests for the stencil which was made available on our web site.

Even more impressive however were the dozens of original ‘pro-life’ pumpkin creations that were emailed our way. Clearly this had sparked some imaginations and we’re still hearing the stories of conversations sparked with neighbors.
So get out there and get creative!
  • Pictures of jack-o'-lanterns must be submitted no later than Wednesday, Oct. 27.
  • Winner will be announced Friday, Oct. 29.
  • Photos of pumpkins submitted will be displayed on this web site and ALL’s Facebook Fanpage as they are received. Your name will not be used (unless you would like it to be.)
  • Entrees are not limited to one pumpkin. We encourage creations that make use of multiple pumpkins and pictures of you and/or your kids in action.


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