“Our once great western Christian civilization is dying. If this matters to followers of Jesus Christ, then we must set aside our denominational differences and work together to strengthen the things that remain and reclaim what has been lost. Evangelicals and Catholics must stand together to re-establish that former Christian culture and moral consensus. We have the numbers and the organization but the question is this: Do we have the will to win this present spiritual battle for Jesus Christ against secularism? Will we prayerfully and cooperatively work toward a new Christian spiritual revival ― or will we choose to hunker down in our churches and denominationalisms and watch everything sink into the spiritual and moral abyss of a New Dark Age?” - Mark Davis Pickup

Tuesday, December 8, 2015



Chris Dunn
Texas Right to Life is working to save a vulnerable Texan, David Christopher "Chris" Dunn, from being euthanized against his will at Houston Methodist Hospital. Under the state's draconian Texas Advanced Directives Act (TADA) the hospital has arbitrarily decided to withdraw Mr. Dunn's life sustaining treatment. Mr. Dunn wants to live as you can plainly see from the video at the link above.
Texas Governor
Greg Abbott

Below is a letter I have mailed to Texas' Governor Greg Abbott pleading for Mr. Dunn's life.

I ask readers of the HumanLifeMatters blog to send the Governor a twitter message asking that every effort be made to save David Christopher Dunn's life by moving him to another facility where he will be safe and given the therapies and treatments he needs to live to his full potential.  Governor Abbott's twitter address @GregAbbott_TX  Please be respectful.

See below the text of my letter mailed 09 December 2015. I also alerted Governor Abbot by Twitter of this blog post which will give him immediate access to the contents of my correspondence. 
(There must be something he can do as Governor of Texas. The Governor can commute death sentences of murderers on death row. Surely he must be able to commute the death sentence imposed on a helpless man by the terrible Texas Advanced Directives Act!)

08 December 2015

The Honorable Greg Abbott
Governor of Texas
P.O. Box 12428
Dear Governor Abbott:

RE: DAVID CHRISTOPHER “CHRIS” DUNN                                                                    

David Christopher Dunn is a patient at Houston Methodist Hospital. He is about to be killed against his wishes, under the Texas Advanced Directives Act (TADA). Mr. Dunn is unable to defend himself against removal of life sustaining treatment.

I plead with you to intervene long enough for Mr. Dunn’s family, and his allies, to find another facility where he will be safe. Please use your authority or influence to ask the courts to give a time extension to Mr. Dunn’s life sustaining treatment and care, or persuade the Houston Methodist Hospital to cooperate until another facility can be found where he will be safe.

Thank you for reading my appeal for David Christopher Dunn. I would like to take this opportunity to wish a Merry Christmas to you and your loved-ones.

Sincerely yours, 

Mark Davis Pickup

CC:      Dr. Marc L. Boon, President and CEO, Houston Methodist Hospital, 6565 Fannin Street, Houston Texas, U.S.A.,77030

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