It may feel as though conversations about pro life vs pro choice are hard to navigate because it is so politicized and polarizing. But at Save the Storks, we define pro life not as a political issue but a personal one which we are all gifted with the responsibility of caring for and protecting.
We’re offering some resources for you to approach the topic of life and choice with a compassionate, non-political tone to help you to speak to those who are pro choice, facing an unplanned pregnancy, or who have had an abortion in their past.
1. Quick Reference for Pro Life Stats and Talking Points – Save the Storks
We did the research for you! This guide includes top statistics on abortion and how it affects your congregation and community as well as key bible verses on abortion and what God says about the sanctity of life. We also created a bulletin insert about this topic for you to download and use for Sanctity of Life Sunday!
2. Unplanned Grace: A Compassionate Conversation on Life and Choice – Brittany Smith and Natasha Smith
Unplanned Grace features true stories of women who faced seemingly insurmountable economic, relational or health barriers and what empowered them choose life. It provides helpful stats to understand the gravity of the abortion issue without a judgmental tone. It also highlights pro-life organizations that help women overcome the practical pressures they feel. If you’re looking for a way to compassionately and holistically understand and engage the conversation on life and choice – this is the resource for you!
Save the Storks produces high quality personal testimonies, documentaries and dialogue surrounding pro-life expression in America. We’ve highlighted our top picks for you to include in your service at no cost. These stories show why women felt like abortion was their only choice due to lifestyle, pressure, abuse, homelessness. But they go on to reveal the power of people simply being there to care and walk with them through those hard times. You’ll also find stories of after-abortion healing and documentaries about what pregnancy centers offer.
4. Reimagining Pro-Life: 30 Day Devotional – Save the Storks
This 30-day devotional is a multi-media experience that equips the church to examine the scripture and see how God’s abundant love naturally draws our hearts toward compassion and action for the vulnerable. Access it for free online, on the Bible app, or buy a physical copy here.
5. The Matter of Life Documentary
Host a viewing party with Save the Storks featuring this incredible new documentary. The Matter of Life takes you on a journey to unravel the complexities of the abortion debate by addressing the issue through science, philosophy, history and powerful personal stories. The film answers hard questions and provides hope for the future.
6. Help Her Be Brave – Amy Ford
If abortion became illegal today, the church isn’t ready to help women practically, spiritually and emotionally. It’s time to change that. We can’t look away any longer. This is the moment for us to stand up and help her be brave. This resource will help you develop your own voice and open your imagination to ways you and your church can care for women who are vulnerable to the pressure of abortion.
7. Offer an Online Christian Course on the Ethics of Abortion with Scott Klusendorf
Founder of the Life Training Institute, Scott offers answers to the question of the pro life and through rich philosophical dialogue, scientific depth and a robust Christian worldview. He’s also the author if The Case for Life: Equipping Christians to Engage the Culture. Your church can also invite members of the Life Training Institute to come to your church and train your congregation in person.
Need a resource to engage the youth in your congregation? Pro-Life Kids is a great resource to help educators share age-appropriate information to youth. If we don’t talk about life and choice – our children will learn about it from culture. We need to speak up and help establish the conversation in truth and love.
Find your local pro-life ministry by searching Heartbeat International’s Directory. We believe that if the church in America would support just one pregnancy center or pro-life ministry, we could make a huge difference in stopping abortion. Not focusing on politics, but by supporting the people who are facing an unintended pregnancy in fear and isolation.
How can you serve those who’ve already chosen abortion and now live with the pain of that loss? This website gives many incredible resources for your church to offer or for individuals to begin the journey of healing.