Five Things to Do This Summer
to Support Life!
By Maria Gallagher, Legislative Director
With the beauty of summer before us, it’s a great time to sit back, relax, and contemplate what we might do to make the Summer of 2017 truly memorable. Many Millennials will head off for mission trips in faraway lands. But it is also possible to set off on a mission in your local community to help promote the cause of life. Here are five things you can do this summer to support life at all ages and stages of development:
1.) Volunteer to be a parent’s personal assistant for the day. Your duties can run the gamut–grocery shopping, taking the children to an amusement park, gardening–any activity that can help brighten the day of a mother or father under stress. One study showed that as many as 80 percent of women who have had abortions would have chosen life for their children if at least one person had shown support for that choice. You can be part of a support system that supports life.
2.) Take up the tabling challenge! Sign up to staff a pro-life educational table at a fair or festival in your area. With the aid of soft-touch fetal models, informative brochures, and even smiley-face balloons, you can spread the pro-life message in a fun, creative way.
3.) Make your beach or backyard summer read one that promotes life. Unplanned by former abortion center director Abby Johnson and 40 Days for Life by the team behind that powerful prayer ministry of the same name are just two titles which can educate, motivate, and inspire on a sunlit summer’s day.
4.) "Adopt" a grandparent for the day. Help an older person with their household chores. Visit a senior citizen in a nursing home. Make it fun–bring a homemade gift along, or play a board game while you’re there. Honoring someone in the twilight of life is a wonderful way to respect life’s dignity and inherent value.
5.) Attend–or make a promise to attend–a pro-life event. You have many incredible options here. You can attend the incomparable National Right to Life Convention June 29-July 1 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The amazing line-up of speakers and workshops will energize you for the pro-life challenges ahead (Register online at http://nrlconvention.com/). Or plan to attend a pro-life banquet, such as the Celebrate Life Banquet sponsored by the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Education Fund. The September 28th event features noted author and adoption advocate Ryan Bomberger (Visit https://www.paprolife.org/state-events for details). Other festival fall events you might consider are Life Chain (http://www.nationallifechain.org/) and the autumn campaign of 40 Days for Life (https://40daysforlife.com/). Or check with your church for pro-life activities planned for the fall.
As pro-lifers, we can never take a vacation from the pro-life cause. Too many children, mothers, fathers, and grandparents are counting on us. By undertaking just a few pro-life projects this summer, or planning ahead for the fall, we can advance the cause of life in our own communities. We can rebuild a culture of life one smile, one heart, and one life at a time.
New Center for Medical Progress
During the 2014 and 2015 National Abortion Federation (NAF) conventions, Center for Medical Progress cameras went undercover, exposing the repulsive comments made by Planned Parenthood medical directors about aborting preborn children. The full video was removed from Youtube by order of a federal judge, but the majority of the video can be seen at the link in the article below.
Planned Parenthood Clinic
Failed Inspection, Couldn’t Revive Women
After a Botched Abortion
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf recently had an event with Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards in Warminster PA. Ironically, the Planned Parenthood in the area had an inspection by the Pennsylvania Department of Health only eight days before in which it was found to not be meeting basic health and safety standards.
Doylestown Pro-Life Town Hall Meeting
2017 Pro-Life Town Hall Meeting in Doylestown
Bedford County CCHL– Bedford County Fair July 23-29. Chapter is looking for volunteers to help staff a pro-life information table. For more information, contact Doug Braendel at [email protected]
Life 30:19–Shippensburg Community Fair July 24-29. Chapter is looking for volunteers to help staff a pro-life information table. For more information, contact Jeff Myers at [email protected]
For pro-life events in your area, click here . For a complete list of chapters, click here .
Live in Southeast PA? Contact SE Regional Coordinator Carla Ezell to find out more about joining a chapter in Bucks, Montgomery, Chester, Delaware, or Philadelphia County. You can reach Carla by e-mail at [email protected]
If you live in another part of the state and you’d like to get involved in a local chapter, contact Executive Director Michael Ciccocioppo at [email protected] or by phone at 717-541-0034.
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