Non-Abort73 Involvement Opportunities
More ways to intervene on behalf of abortion-vulnerable children.
Abort73 does not have the market cornered on pro-life involvement opportunities. There are lots of great organizations out there offering myriads of ways to love and care for abortion-vulnerable women and children through education & awareness, direct pregnancy & child care assistance, post-abortion recovery and political activism.
Education & Awareness
The more someone knows about abortion, the less likely they are to have one. Eliminating abortion begins with education and there are many ways to become better educated yourself as you help to educate those around you.
- The Genocide Awareness Project (CBR) and the Justice for All exhibit (JFA) are tremendous, campus-based outreach programs. Both are built on the public display of large signs that use photographs and text to systematically demonstrate the injustice of abortion. Bring one to your college or university or join them on the road as a volunteer. This is campus activism at its finest. The Pro-Life Action League's Face the Truth tour uses similar images to expose abortion on busy roadsides.
- Students for Life of America is a national pro-life organization dedicated to training and equipping college and high school students. They have helped start over 300 student pro-life organizations and have trained over 5,000 students.
- The Pro-Life Day of Silent Solidarity (Stand True), the National Pro-Life Cupcake Campaign (Live Offensively), and the National Pro-Life T-shirt Week (ALL / Rock for Life) are national, campus-outreach events designed to bring widespread attention to the abortion issue at a specific time of the year – great for high school or college campuses.
- Silent Siege (Bound4Life), 40 Days for Life, and Life Chain all provide a strategic, prayer-based presence outside of abortion clinics and courthouses, and along major city streets. Silent Siege utilizes red "LIFE" tape to symbolize the silent cries of dying, unborn children; 40 days for Life is a community-based campaign that draws attention to abortion through prayer and fasting, constant vigil and community outreach. Life Chain is an annual cross-community event in which people stand along major city streets with "Abortion Kills Children" signs.
- Stand True, Rock for Life, and Survivors travel extensively during the summer (with a team of volunteers!) to raise awareness about the tragedy of abortion. Join them and help reshape the way young people see abortion.
- Feminists for Life, Stand to Reason, and the Life Training Institute are great at training up pro-life advocates. Schedule one of their speakers for your group or attend one of their existing engagements. Either way, youll be better equipped to communicate the case against abortion.
- The Abstinence Clearinghouse is a non-profit educational organization that promotes the appreciation for and practice of sexual abstinence through distribution of age-appropriate, factual and medically-accurate materials.
Direct Pregnancy & Child Care Assistance
A great way to help care for the unborn is to minister to women who are pregnant, scared, and in need of help. This can be done by volunteering at your local pregnancy resource center, sidewalk counseling at a local abortion clinics, or adopting a child into your family. For children who were spared from abortion but now face difficult life circumstances, there are all sorts of ways to intervene on their behalf.
Pregnancy Resource Centers. To quickly find a pregnancy center near you, input your zip code at OptionLine.org. Pregnancy resource centers provide information on abortion alternatives and offer free pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, parenting classes, maternity supplies, and adoption information. They are often in need of volunteers, counselors, maternal supplies (blankets, bottles, diapers, cribs, etc.), and donations. Abort73 supports pregnancy resource centers by providing monthly, financial support to Care Net and Heartbeat International.
- Mobile Ultrasound Units. Image Clear Ultrasound (ICU) Mobile is a non-profit ministry that deploys and supports a fleet of mobile ultrasound vehicles that strategically meets pregnant women where they are, in cities and towns across the United States and around the world–offering them free ultrasounds. The ICU Mobile fleet is made up of passionate and dedicated people brought together by a common goal to serve women in the name of Christ. Numerous involvement opportunities are listed on their website.
Sidewalk counseling and peaceful protest outside abortion clinics. There is a great need for brave individuals to lovingly and peacefully engage abortion-bound women outside abortion clinics, to pray, and to lawfully stand in protest against the killing of innocent human life. This is often the last line of defense. There are organized ministries that do this, like the Pro-Life Action League. However, any individual or group can find their local abortion clinic, gather resources, and start a ministry of their own. The Abort73 2-sided signs were designed with sidewalk counseling in mind.
Adoption. Adoption is a wonderful alternative to abortion for women who are not realistically in a position care for a child. Visit Bethany Christian Services (the largest adoption agency in the U.S.) or HowtoAdopt.org to get started.
Child care. Having a consistent pro-life ethic means more than just caring for children before and directly after they're born. Abort73 provides monthly, financial support to the Children's Hunger Fund, an organization that is feeding children in some of the most needy regions in the world. Becoming a Foster Parent is another way to care for children who may not be available for adoption, but are in need of a family just the same. Safe Families for Children is a sort of short-term foster care (the average stay is six weeks) that provides emergency hospitality to families facing a temporary crisis.
Many women who get abortions experience sorrow, guilt, and pain afterwards. Abortion is a sinful practice, but it is not unforgiveable. The following ministries exist to help women recover from the regret of abortion.
- Abortion Recovery InterNational (ARIN): A Christian non-profit, affiliate association, dedicated to connecting and assisting like-minded abortion recovery centers, programs and services; as well as individuals working within the field.
- Rachel’s Vineyard: A ministry that offers weekend retreats to help women find healing after abortion. They are offered in both Catholic and interdenominational settings.
For individuals looking to take their opposition to abortion into the political arena, consider the organizations below.
- Americans United for Life (AUL): Founded in 1971 and billed as the first national pro-life organization in the U.S., AUL is is a nonprofit, public-interest law and policy organization. Their attorneys work to "help legislators write common-sense laws that protect human life at every stage, and to defend those laws against court challenges."
- National Right to Life Committee (NRLC): A political association that aims to restore legal protection to innocent life through political lobbying and promoting legislative reforms. They also have State affiliates.
- Personhood USA: A grassroots Christian organization founded to establish personhood efforts across America by assisting and supporting Personhood Legislation and Constitutional Amendments.
- Democrats for Life of America: A national organization for pro-life members of the Democratic Party that exists to foster respect for life, from the beginning of life to natural death.
- Republican National Coalition for Life (RNC/Life): A national organization that works to defend the Republican Party’s principled commitment to legal protection for all innocent human beings, from conception until natural death, holding Republican lawmakers accountable to pro-life principles.
- Family Research Council (FRC): An organization dedicated to the promotion of marriage and family and the sanctity of human life in national policy.
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