Medication abortion is a process in which a woman takes one or more pills to expel an embryo in the first trimester. This process is sometimes referred to as "medically induced miscarriage," which should not be confused with "medical management of miscarriage." In the latter case, an embryo has died due to natural causes outside … Continue reading #42. Report illegal distribution of abortion pills to the FDA.
If you're bilingual, you have much needed skills to contribute to the movement. Translating work into other languages will mean more people can access the work. If you've ever read a pro-life article, blog post, or other written work (even social media posts) that you thought was particularly helpful, find out whether the organization or … Continue reading #40. Translate pro-life articles, blog posts, and other written word.
If you've ever listened to a pro-life speech, presentation, podcast, or other talk you found particularly helpful, find out whether there's a transcript for that work and, if not, contact the person or organization who created that work and ask if they would like a transcript. Generally when a work is available in more formats, … Continue reading #39. Transcribe pro-life videos, podcasts, and other audio.
And Then There Were None (ATTWN) is an organization devoted to helping abortion clinic staff leave the industry. ATTWN helps with resume writing and limited transitional income. The organization offers scholarships for pursuing certifications or advanced degrees in the medical field. It can also connect former clinic workers with Christian pastors or licensed therapists to … Continue reading #38. Help abortion clinic workers learn about And Then There Were None.
Even if you aren't prepared to personally counsel women heading for the clinic, you can support sidewalk counselors with your physical presence. They often spend long hours on the sidewalk with periods of no interaction, so you can provide company. If there is only one counselor, he or she may not want to leave the … Continue reading #37. Stand with sidewalk counselors–literally.
Contact the campaign and ask how you can help. Maybe they need help with canvassing, phone banks, mailers, data entry, delivering yard signs to supporters, arranging candidate meet and greets, or even just picking up coffee and keeping the campaign office clean and organized. The more people they have, the more people they can reach. … Continue reading #36. Volunteer with campaigns for pro-life candidates
Many foster parents care for both biological children and foster children. Foster children may have time-consuming and complicated appointment schedules (e.g. therapy sessions, doctor's appointments, vistiation dates, caseworker check ups). You can give the parents a bit of breathing room by offering to watch the other kids while they take their foster children through these … Continue reading #34. Babysit siblings so parents can take foster children to appointments.
Women seeking abortion are entitled to informed consent, which should include information about the development of their embryo or fetus. Research has found that when women seeking abortion are offered the option to view their ultrasounds, over 40% choose to do so. The same research finds that, as a result of viewing the ultrasound, some … Continue reading #33. Advocate for informed consent laws regarding ultrasound viewing.
If you have experience with disability (especially if you have a disability, but also if you are the parent, sibling, partner, or caregiver of a person with a disability), your voice is important. People who have never directly or even indirectly experienced disability may have simplistic--and often overly negative--ideas about what the lives of disabled … Continue reading #31. Talk about your experiences with disability in online support groups.
Please note this entry is written with Christian readers in mind, but we hope the ideas are also useful to Jews, Muslims, and anyone else who regularly participates in a religious community. Surveys suggest approximately 4 in 10 women who get abortions were attending church regularly at the time they aborted. While many churches work … Continue reading #30. Support women with unintended pregnancies in your church.