Abortion laws across the United States have been in flux since the Supreme Court overturned the federal constitutional right to abortion in June 2022. This means that, in states where abortion is restricted, women are considering traveling out of state to obtain abortions. This includes minors. According to the Guttmacher Institute, 36 states at this time require … Continue reading # 54. Advocate for laws preventing minors from obtaining abortions out of state without parental permission.
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#53. Donate items to babies in need.
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.
#52. Create chalk art.
Note: Check local and state laws as well as campus regulations to determine whether sidewalk chalk is considered vandalism in the context you're using it. Regulations vary. Pick a location and think of which designs you'd like to do. If you're chalking on a college campus, statistics and quick facts might pique some interest. If … Continue reading #52. Create chalk art.
#50. Post ads in newspapers for local pregnancy resource centers.
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.
#49. Take pictures at pro-life events.
Organizers put an extraordinary amount of work into creating marches, rallies, and protests, but they often struggle to have enough people to document and promote these events. That's unfortunate because large pro-life events can demonstrate important information about our movement and our goals. There are usually a lot of clever, thoughtful, and moving signs. The … Continue reading #49. Take pictures at pro-life events.
#48. Go thrift shopping.
First, consider which organizations or people you would like to donate to. Contact them in advance to find out what kind of donations they accept and whether there are particular items they need. Then let the search commence. Thrift shopping is like treasure hunting; many of the shop's wares will be of no use to … Continue reading #48. Go thrift shopping.
#45. Become a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) or guardian at litem (GAL) for foster children.
A CASA or GAL is a person appointed by a court to represent a child's best interest in cases of abuse or neglect. People of all kinds of backgrounds volunteer as CASAs and GALs. There's no prior special training required (you receive training as part of the onboarding process). The most effective CASA or GAL … Continue reading #45. Become a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) or guardian at litem (GAL) for foster children.
#38. Help abortion clinic workers learn about And Then There Were None.
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.
#37. Stand with sidewalk counselors–literally.
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.
#36. Volunteer with campaigns for pro-life candidates
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
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