Pro-choicers: I was just sent The Red Envelope Project email

Would you respond to this email or just hit delete? It's from a woman I knew from a local mom's club I belonged to years ago. Her email read:

The Red Envelope Project

Here is the link to the website...

I hope you will join me in sending ONE red envelope!!!

Jenn

http://www.redenvelopeproject.org/

Get a red envelope. You can buy them at Kinkos, or at party supply stores. On the front, address it to:

President Barack Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W.
Washington , D.C. 20500

On the back, write the following message.


This envelope represents one child who died in abortion. It is empty because that life was unable to offer anything to the world. Responsibility begins with conception.

Put it in the mail on March 31st, and send it. Then send this website to every one of your friends who you think would send one too. I wish we could send 50 million red envelopes, one for every child who died before having a a chance to live. Maybe it will change the heart of the president.

Warmly, Christ Otto

I believe in a woman's right to choose. This isn't something I would participate in. Would it be inapporpriate to respond to her: "I'm sorry Jenn, but I believe in a woman's right to choose. Please take me off your distribution list for these types of mailings. Thanks."
If I was getting a lot of these emails from this person, I would write back to her. If this is a one-off or happens only once in a blue moon, I would just delete it.
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I think it's important to stand up for what you believe in this instance --- send your suggested response.
if i got an email like that and i didn't agree with it i wouldn't reply to my friend and tell her so. i'd simply delete the email. i receive tons of email from friends; jokes, inspirational emails, warning about this or that, celebrity news etc. i rarely ever respond to any of them. i just read them or delete then without reading them...no need to insult your friend.
I agree - send your response.


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No, it would not be inappropiate for you to respond to her.
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if i got an email like that and i didn't agree with it i wouldn't reply to my friend and tell her so. i'd simply delete the email. i receive tons of email from friends; jokes, inspirational emails, warning about this or that, celebrity news etc. i rarely ever respond to any of them. i just read them or delete then without reading them...no need to insult your friend.
Originally Posted by frau
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I do the same thing, except when it's an urban myth. Then I go to Snopes, expose the hoax, and hit "Reply All." I don't like to spread misinformation. The other stuff is silly, but this particular email is not.

Do you really think she would be insulted if I inform her that I'm pro-choice and to not send me any more pro-life emails? What about that would she find insulting?
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Would she still be your friend? Some pro-lifers are pretty hard core.

Personally, I probably wouldn't be able to keep my mouth shut. I'd probably send an email saying that she has a right to her beliefs, but that you do not share them. My friend had to do something similar with her Dad and his political emails.
When I get joke forwards and dumb stuff like that, I just delete them.

However, if this is something you feel strongly about, I see nothing wrong with politely asking her to not send you this type of email anymore. And I also think your response sounds perfectly reasonable and diplomatic.
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if i got an email like that and i didn't agree with it i wouldn't reply to my friend and tell her so. i'd simply delete the email. i receive tons of email from friends; jokes, inspirational emails, warning about this or that, celebrity news etc. i rarely ever respond to any of them. i just read them or delete then without reading them...no need to insult your friend.
Originally Posted by frau
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I do the same thing, except when it's an urban myth. Then I go to Snopes, expose the hoax, and hit "Reply All." I don't like to spread misinformation. The other stuff is silly, but this particular email is not.

Do you really think she would be insulted if I inform her that I'm pro-choice and to not send me any more pro-life emails? What about that would she find insulting?
Originally Posted by medussa
Snopes...I did the same thing when my Dad's wife (not stepmom, I would never give her that title) sent out an email about Obama being Muslim and swearing on the Koran. Up until then, I had ignored her stupid emails, but that one went too far and I took it upon myself to set her (and her friends) straight.
If I was getting a lot of these emails from this person, I would write back to her. If this is a one-off or happens only once in a blue moon, I would just delete it.
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I would probably do the same. But it's up to you- I don't think it would be inappropriate to reply, if you really want to.
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When I feel strongly about something, I write back. In this case I would. She thought nothing of sending that email to you....


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No explanation is necesarry. If it's not a cause you believe in, just don't participate.
Originally Posted by Scarlet
This is my feeling too. If this became a regular thing I would simply say "Please take me off of your distro" without mentioning that I disagree--that's just me, though.
I'm just going to delete. We're not really friends. Just acquaintances. This is the first such email she has sent me.

If she sends another, I will say something.

Thanks for the feedback. I really appreciate it.
I was also going to suggest to just delete.
When I feel strongly about something, I write back. In this case I would. She thought nothing of sending that email to you....
Originally Posted by Trenell


I agree. She didn't consider your feelings at all. I would write back "Please do not send me any more anti-choice propaganda. Thank you."
Are you kidding? I would TOTALLY respond to her. Your suggestion in the OP is perfect.

Wile E., H isn't overthinking anything. It's ABSOLUTELY her right to email her friend and tell her she doesn't want to receive any more emails of this type. She obviously feels strongly about it (as do I!).
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