Top 5 Ways to Get Involved in the Pro-life Movement
By Brittany Smith
An estimated 100,000 people participated in the 47th annual March for Life last week. Such numbers prove that pro-life support is alive and well across the nation.
But once all the signs are put away, and everyone leaves D.C., what happens next? How do we get involved in pro-life efforts 364 days a year, rather than just one?
Save the Storks has a few ways you can be a pro-life supporter all year long.
Get involved at your local pregnancy resource center
There are close to 2,000 pregnancy resource centers (PRCs) around the nation. Chances are there’s at least one near where you live. PRCs always need volunteers to host a diaper drive, sort baby clothes or lead a parenting class. Call today and see what they need.
Find a pregnancy center near you on Care Net’s PRC finder.
Throw a baby shower for a mom facing an unplanned pregnancy
One of the greatest barriers women face in making a decision for life is feeling like they have no support or resources to care for their baby. You can make a difference in a mom’s life by throwing her a baby shower. Embrace Grace is an incredible resource that helps churches and individuals plan showers and support moms in their communities.
Start a pro-life study and defend your stance on life
Learning more about the pro-life stance and ways to defend it are invaluable ways to reach more people. Many pro-life people don’t feel equipped to talk about their stance on life. Life Training Institute and Equal Rights Institute are here to change that. From videos, books, and podcasts they’ve got you covered on all things pro-life.
Save the Storks also created a pro-life Bible study that can be found for free on the YouVersion app.
Serve foster families or those in foster care in your community
Do you want to get involved with the foster care system, but don’t know where to start? Safe Families and Care Portal are two online resources that offer a wealth of volunteer and donation opportunities. You can also connect your church with these organizations and enroll them in these programs so the entire congregation can get involved.
Learn about adoption options
Many women who face an unplanned pregnancy might be open to adoption, but don’t know what organizations are available. Bethany Christian Services is one of the largest nationwide adoption agencies and Olive Crest serves families on the west coast. They can also help you learn more about open and closed adoptions and how to best support families walking through adoption.
Read more of Save the Storks’ March for Life coverage here.