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One of the most common attacks that the left uses to degrade the pro-life movement is the claim that pro-lifers are only “pro-birth” and not really “pro-life.” As a whole, the pro-life movement needs be more active in protecting life in all stages, not just in the womb. Below are a few suggestions on how to become a more holistically pro-life advocate so you can assist in fostering a culture of life in your community and beyond.
Volunteer at your local homeless shelter
In the pro-life movement, the homeless and downtrodden are frequently forgotten about. This factor does not make their lives any less important. One great way to show those who are already marginalized by society that you care is by interaction, especially through volunteer work. While volunteering, be sure to keep a smile on your face and follow any protocol given by staff members of the shelter.
Did you know that approximately every 2 seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood? This is a serious reality. It can so easily be addressed by more Americans stepping up and giving what they can. There is a reason donating blood is often referred to as donating life. A single donation can save up to 3 lives. It is hard to think of anything more proactively pro-life than that. Click here to find out when and where you can donate.
Visit those in nursing homes/hospice
Unfortunately, due to the focus on abortion, pro-lifers often forget about the equally as vulnerable sick and elderly. With the legalization of euthanasia and physician assisted suicide for the terminally ill in various countries in Europe and even some states in the U.S., it is absolutely crucial that those who are elderly or ill are not forgotten. Visitations with the elderly can range from personal. This can include visiting a grandparent or aging relative, to less personal, such as signing up to volunteer. No matter what you decide to do, it demonstrates the value and dignity of all persons at all stages of life.
Donate to disaster relief funds
In the wake of one of the worst hurricane seasons in history, this suggestion is even more relevant than ever before. Below is a list of some incredible organizations that not only save the lives of those impacted by natural disaster, but also grant clothing and shelter, therefore respecting the inherent human dignity of those affected by disaster. The missions of these organizations complement the values of the pro-life movement. Donations are indeed an act of pro-life activism.
Volunteer at your local hospital
While hospitals administer life saving care to those in need, not everyone has the skills to become a doctor. If you fall into the more common category of not attending medical school, do not worry; you can still assist in saving lives. Although the kinds of volunteer programs available varies from hospital to hospital, there are often opportunities for all skill levels and time commitments. These can range from the fairly simple such as helping visitors find their way in the hospital, to the more demanding duties such as cuddling opioid addicted newborns. There is always a way to help your local hospital save lives.