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.
One major way to support pregnancy resource centers (PRCs) is to make sure your community knows where they are and what services they offer. Ask your local PRC for a stack of their business cards. (If it doesn't have any, ask if you can donate to have some printed.) Once you have the cards, leave … Continue reading #27. Leave business cards for your local pregnancy resource center.
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.
Title IX is a law that prevents any school which receives federal money from discriminating against students on the basis of sex, including on the basis of pregnancy or parenting status. Schools that receive federal money are required to allow pregnant students to continue participating in classes and extra curricular activities; choose whether to participate … Continue reading #25. Work with local high schools to support pregnant and parenting students.
Representation matters, and one way to help adopted and foster children and their families feel seen, heard, and supported is to give them books that reflect their circumstances. If you are friends with adoptive and foster families, ask them if you can gift their children some of these books. If you don't personally know adoptive … Continue reading #24. Give adoptive and foster families books with adoption and foster themes.
Call them up, tell them you'd love to buy lunch sometime this week, get their orders, and bring the lunch to them and say hi. Or order for delivery. Or get them bagels or donuts for breakfast. It all works. In general, the goal is to emotionally support those in your community who do pro-life … Continue reading #22. Buy lunch for your local pregnancy resource center.
Approximately half of American women are against abortion, and many of us would prefer pre- and post-natal care from providers who recognize our embryos and fetuses as our valuable children. At minimum, should there be complications during our pregnancies, we would like a healthcare team that will work with us to find solutions in the … Continue reading #21. Find pro-life healthcare providers.
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. Create a prayer group dedicated specifically to prayers and teachings on the value of human life. You don't have to be a church … Continue reading #20. Create a pro-life prayer group.
Pro-life organizations usually have many simple yet time-consuming tasks their staff could use help with. Sending thank you notes is a great example--this job is an important part of donor stewardship, which is an important part of the financial health of the organization. Larger orgs will likely have automated this process (although it can't hurt … Continue reading #19. Volunteer to help a pro-life organization by sending thank you notes to donors.
Create a book club with other pro-life friends and family that is dedicated to reading and discussing books about abortion. These could include pro-life and pro-choice apologetics, histories of the two movements, testimonies from activists or abortion providers, international comparisons, or any number of other subtopics. The knowledge you'll gain and the friendships you'll fortify … Continue reading #18. Create a book club.