Support newborns and babies by meeting their basic needs. The World Health Organization defines a newborn as 28 days or less, a baby's most vulnerable time. Basic essentials for newborns includes clothing, blankets, sleepers, baby wash, diapers, pacifiers, bottles, thermometers, and other essential baby items. According to Newborns In Need, 1 in 7 children in … Continue reading #53. Donate items to babies in need.
People who aren't very involved in the abortion debate (so, most people) often have the misperception that Americans against abortion are primarily white Republican Christian men. This is a myth. It's important for the public to understand that pro-life activists come from a wide variety of backgrounds. Countless on-the-fencers already have pro-life inclinations, but they … Continue reading #51. Amplify the voices of unconventional pro-lifers.
One major way to support pregnancy resource centers (PRCs) is to make sure your community knows where they are and what services they offer. Contact the PRC and tell them you'd like to help them advertise by placing a newspaper ad. Find out whether it would be easier for you to give them a donation … Continue reading #50. Post ads in newspapers for local pregnancy resource centers.
Sidewalk counselors often have only a few moments to talk to people going in and out of the clinic, so it's helpful for them to have print outs for people to take and look over in their own time. These handouts may have information about local resources, post-abortion counseling, fetal development, or abortion procedures. Some … Continue reading #28. Get sidewalk counselors literature to hand out.
There are many ways to advocate for change through legislation, but in the end these efforts usually require the cooperation of elected officials. Make them glad they've helped. If you have limited time, send them a quick email or even a brief comment on their social media accounts. If you have more time, mail a … Continue reading #26. Send elected officials thank you notes when they accomplish pro-life work.
Connect with local child welfare agencies or specific child welfare workers and find out what supplies the children they work with need most often. You may be able to help with toys for visitation rooms; socks and underwear for children with too few clothes; blankets, quilts, and stuffed animals for children as they enter care; … Continue reading #14. Donate supplies to child welfare agencies.
Polls find American support for abortion wanes as the pregnancy progresses. Even many pro-choice people are uncomfortable with the idea of abortion later in pregnancy, particularly if such abortions are medically unnecessary. But many people don't realize the legal status of late-term abortion where they live. First, familiarize yourself with abortion laws in your state. … Continue reading #13. Advocate for restrictions on late-term abortion in your state.
Sidewalk counselors are people who wait peacefully outside abortion clinics to offer resources and compassion to women seeking abortion. This work can be emotionally and physically exhausting, and counselors appreciate tangible and emotional support. Find out when they're outside your local clinics, and show up with some small coffees for them or, depending on the … Continue reading #12. Buy sidewalk counselors a coffee.
If you know of pro-life legislation--especially at the local or state levels--that you support, contact the sponsoring organization(s) and offer to donate funds for local advertising. You can help them pay for TV, newspaper, or radio spots, billboards, or targeted social media ads. Or you can volunteer your time to help distribute flyers or drop … Continue reading #11. Sponsor or create advertisements for pro-life legislation.
If there are pro-life activists you find particularly informative or compelling, donate to help get them in front of more or larger audiences. The donations could take the form of: Helping a speaker go to different physical locations (donating for airline, train, or bus tickets, hotels, gas station gift cards; volunteering to host a speaker … Continue reading #9. Sponsor a pro-life speaker.