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.
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.
Perinatal hospice provides support to parents experiencing a pregnancy in which the child has a life-limiting condition that may result in the child's death before or shortly after birth. The services can include birth planning; emotional support for the parents; warmth, comfort, and nutrition for the newborn; and medical treatments to improve the baby's quality … Continue reading #23. Advocate for perinatal hospice notification.
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.
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.
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.