3. ACTION–use your right to freedom of speech
- Picket the abortion mills. Heck, people picket Wal-Mart because they don’t agree with the employee benefits system. Isn’t abortion just as important that we can use the same expression of freedom of speech and opinion for this issue, too.
- Write letters to editors of your local paper. Don’t send rambling, emotional tirades to them, it won’t get printed. Send a concise, reliable “opinion” on the issue, peppering it with accurate information about the atrocity of abortion.
- Vote for pro-life candidates, locally and nationally – we sure missed the chance for this one in the 2012 Presidential election!
- Support pro-life lobbying organizations in Washington, DC.
- Find out what their curriculum is in regards to sex education and abortion. Our schools are often promoting guilt-free sex and easy access to abortion more than you think.
- Some of you may even be able to pull together a group of professionals (psychologists, social workers, teachers) to work with the parents in developing an alternative set of materials to present in the schools.
- Be wise in your presentations because even though the spiritual implications of abortion are enormous, unfortunately not everyone is coming from that perspective. Where that avenue is blocked, you can always present it from the wisdom angle. Even the most rebellious youth can understand there is no wisdom in a 14-year-old fathering a child…no money, no housing, no job, etc.
- Sunday School classes
- Special presentations to the congregation
- Develop programs or support programs that provide housing and the needs of the pregnant women who choose to give birth instead of death.
I’m going to give a shameless advertisement here…my sister is the director of “Friends of the Unborn” in Quincy, MA (http://www.friendsoftheunborn.org). They exist to provide housing, education and the needs for homeless pregnant women and their newborns. That’s a great place for you to start to support, or volunteer if you are up in that area, or to contact if you are led to start something like that in your own area.
In finishing up, I would like to remind us all that there is no magic bullet in a society where an easy answer (abortion) is overwhelmingly promoted rather than the harder choice of sacrifice to allow the baby to live.
There are many ways you can be involved. Your time, circumstances and available resources, of course, will influence what you can do and when; but we all can do something. Most importantly—do not remain silent as abortion, infanticide and euthanasia are quickly rushing to become the “new normal”.
Life is valuable, at all stages, and we must strive to protect the dignity of human life. And as I ponder these things, I am deeply saddened that we even have to “fight” for the life of a precious, little infant. Saddened or not…we must fight this fight. Endure the fire...it's producing pure gold!