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.
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.
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. If your church doesn't already address abortion directly, consider having a private meeting with church leadership to discuss their approach. This can be … Continue reading #10. Talk to your priest or pastor about discussing abortion publicly within your church.
If there are pro-life activists you find particularly informative or compelling, donate to help get them in front of more or larger audiences. The donations could take the form of: Helping a speaker go to different physical locations (donating for airline, train, or bus tickets, hotels, gas station gift cards; volunteering to host a speaker … Continue reading #9. Sponsor a pro-life speaker.
Ask the people who you're closest to what they think about the issue and why. If they are pro-life, ask them if they'd like to brainstorm with you about ways to get involved. If they are pro-choice, explore how they come to their stance. Find common ground and emphasize shared motivations (caring for people, protecting … Continue reading #1. Talk with your family and friends about abortion.