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.
Podcasts can be a great way to convert otherwise mundane tasks into opportunities for education and inspiration. Change your weekday commutes or after-dinner dishes into contributions to pro-life work by spending that time listening to podcasts (and thus, hopefully, increasing your knowledge and abilities as a pro-life advocate). Below is a list of a few … Continue reading #46. Subscribe to pro-life podcasts.
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. Pick a time each day that you can take a moment to pray for an end to abortion. If it helps, set a … Continue reading #41. Commit to praying once a day for an end to abortion.
If you're bilingual, you have much needed skills to contribute to the movement. Translating work into other languages will mean more people can access the work. If you've ever read a pro-life article, blog post, or other written work (even social media posts) that you thought was particularly helpful, find out whether the organization or … Continue reading #40. Translate pro-life articles, blog posts, and other written word.
If you've ever listened to a pro-life speech, presentation, podcast, or other talk you found particularly helpful, find out whether there's a transcript for that work and, if not, contact the person or organization who created that work and ask if they would like a transcript. Generally when a work is available in more formats, … Continue reading #39. Transcribe pro-life videos, podcasts, and other audio.
When in pregnancy does the heart begin to beat? When do fingerprints form? When can the baby experience sound, taste, or pain? Many people don't realize how early in pregnancy major development occurs, and misperception on this front influences their views of abortion. You need only a few facts to be better prepared for conversations … Continue reading #32. Learn the details of fetal development.
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.
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.
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.