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.
Prenatal diagnoses of Down syndrome are highly correlated with abortion, and many women have reported that medical personnel either assumed they would want to abort or overtly pressured them to do so. It's not uncommon for doctors to talk about the health risks associated with Down syndrome, explain how to obtain an abortion, and then … Continue reading #17. Talk to medical providers about how they deliver prenatal Down syndrome diagnoses.
Once you know what your reps' think, you can use the information to inform your voting decisions and even strategies about who to work with to advance or oppose relevant legislation. Even if you're not particularly politically inclined, on a social level you now have the information available to share with others when talking about … Continue reading #16. Learn the stances of your political representatives.
Pro-life college students are important ambassadors for our cause. Relative to other age brackets, college-aged women experience disproportionately high rates of both unintended pregnancy and abortion; it's therefore especially important to have a visible, vocal pro-life presence on campus letting pregnant students know about resources and support available for them. Additionally, college students are more … Continue reading #15. Join a campus pro-life group.
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.