Pro-Life Isn’t Just About Politics

Want to make a real difference in the pro-life movement? Get involved with your local pregnancy resource center

By Brittany Smith 

According to the pro-choice research group the Guttmacher Institute, the number one reason women choose abortion is financial. In fact, in its study Reasons U.S. Women Have Abortions, 73 percent chose abortion because they felt they could not afford a baby.

If we could alleviate the financial burden and provide resources for women facing an unplanned pregnancy, we could reduce the number of abortions that take place each year.

This election season, many pro-life and pro-choice organizations are urging you to vote. Voting is important. On that both sides seem to agree. Helping pregnant women is also an action on which both sides agree.

One network of grass-roots, community organizations helping pregnant women every day is the nation’s network of more than 2,500 local pregnancy resource centers.

Pregnancy resource centers (PRCs) are talking to, counseling, and helping women all across America. Making sure that families have access to resources that can help alleviate their financial burdens and make choosing life a lot less daunting. Pregnancy resource centers are the front line workers of the pro-life movement. They offer women a range of choices, not just one.

If you want to be a part of this movement to empower women and offer them real choice, here are five ways you can get involved.

Find Out Where Your Local PRC is Located

Heartbeat International has a PRC locator that can be found here. Check where your local PRC is and contact them to see what volunteer opportunities are available. There is always something to do. Whether it’s organizing items for their clothing boutique, distributing diapers to moms in the community, or even using your professional skills to help with marketing, website design and fundraising. If you are a registered nurse or licensed counselor you might be able to volunteer to help with clients as well.

Help a PRC Host a Baby Shower 

PRCs connect with women who need baby supplies every single day. You, your book club, your church or family could offer to host a baby shower for moms in need. Or you could look into getting your organizations involved with Embrace Grace. They are a non-profit that exists to help moms facing an unplanned pregnancy by connecting them with support, resources and a community of people to walk with them during and after their pregnancy.

Host a Diaper Drive 

Diaper supplies are always in demand at PRCs. Often they will list the sizes they need directly on their website, but you can also call and see what they are most in need of. Having a diaper drive in your community can help people not only learn more about the work of PRCs, but the supplies will go directly to moms and babies in need.

Support a Mom Financially 

If you have the means to support a mom financially, see if your PRC can connect you. The organization Let Them Live also post immediate financial needs for moms on their website almost daily. You can check here to see what’s new. Or give directly to your local PRC, who are constantly supporting the moms and families in its area.

Help Her Find Housing

Housing is another need wrapped up in the choice for life. Many PRCs are connected with maternity homes or know of housing options for moms. You can volunteer at a maternity home or open your own home to moms who might need temporary shelter. Safe Families and Heartbeat International’s Maternity Housing Coalition are great housing organizations to look into as well.

Alleviating financial burdens for moms facing an unplanned pregnancy is one of the biggest ways to make a difference in the pro-life movement.  Laws might end abortion, but changing people’s hearts and minds on the issue should be the goal instead. When local churches and individuals show up to help women in their midst, that’s where real change happens.


Read more about pregnancy resource centers here.


We hope this article enlightened and inspired you to stand up for life.

Despite the overturning of Roe v. Wade, abortions are still prevalent in our nation. As a response to the overturning, the media: from the news to entertainment sources to even political figures and celebrities, have pushed abortion as an ongoing agenda, shaping the way this generation thinks and acts. Misinformation is being spread every day, and people are sadly believing the lies.

Our articles and stories aim to tell one thing: the truth.

We know that it is both a blessing and a challenge to understand the reality of abortion, because knowledge incites belief, and belief incites action. But we’re in this together. We believe that we can make abortion unthinkable.

With your support, we look forward to a future where young women are empowered to fight for their own rights: a right to bring life into the world, to be fearless leaders, to be examples of hope, strength, and undeterred resilience. We look forward to a future where life can happen.

If this article strengthened your belief to reach women everywhere with the truth and to let life happen, then please consider helping us extend our reach by making a gift right now. Your gift of just $10 or $20 helps our mission to create a story of hope and empowerment for every woman facing an unplanned pregnancy.

We aim to create a culture that views “pro-life” as equivalent to having empathy and compassion, providing holistic care (before and beyond pregnancy) and education, and most importantly, choosing to speak and act in love. We are pro-life, pro-love, pro-woman, pro-solution.

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