Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Proven, Measurable ways to be Pro-life

I don't believe in gory pictures.  I don't believe in shaming.  This is why I don't believe in shaming.  Here are some helpful ways to contribute to the world to prevent child death and suffering.

Photo from the Gates foundation

1.  Vote and advocate for access to birth control for women everywhere. (Source).  An adult body for the mother and a few years of spacing can save the lives of second, third, etc. children.

2.  Work to prevent child marriages (the subsequent childbirth in immature bodies is a top killer of those children).

3.  Support adoptive and foster families.  Take in a meal.  Throw a baby shower.  Offer to trade babysitting.  Listen when they are stressed.

4.  Support feeding hungry people everywhere--whether at your local food bank, or internationally.

5.  Support causes that work to prevent diseases that kill the young and vulnerable.

6.  Be a feminist.  Studies have found that the more women are in leadership positions the more funding and attention that goes to directly improve the lives of children.

1 comment:

  1. Love this! I am pro-life but I refuse to support or affiliate with the typical pro-life efforts because I think they miss the whole point. Fighting against abortion by trying to ban it is like trying to treat cancer by giving pain medicine or trying to cure it by treating the fever. Abortion is a symptom of deeper ills and problems. Until you treat the underlying causes of abortion, you will never eliminate it.


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