This is a joyful time to be an advocate for unborn babies and their mothers.
We have a pro-life President in the White House and are on the cusp of confirming a Supreme Court nominee who could tip the scales of the court in favor of LIFE.
How have we come this far? The evidence shows we are changing history!
There’s sound justification for optimism because there are multiple reasons why we’re winning the battle to end legal abortion in America.
We’re on the second generation of Americans whose first baby picture was taken by ultrasound. These adorable images and videos have been shared with grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends and coworkers. They are displayed on smart phones, key chains, refrigerators and in work cubicles. They’ve been shared through emails, texts, websites and a seemingly infinite number of social media outlets.
Each one unmistakably declares the beauty and humanity of the unborn child.
The wounded – both mothers and fathers – who have experienced abortion are now some of our best ambassadors on behalf of the babies.
The number of former abortion industry workers is also growing. Sharing their stories is changing hearts among their former peers and the public at large.
The pro-life movement has become a polished and highly effective grassroots network of local chapters, state organizations, national and international entities that work tirelessly to defend the defenseless. It has also branched out into specialized organizations that reach niche constituencies like teachers, physicians and lawyers. Its diverse breadth represents people of all walks of life including different ethnic, economic or political and faith-based or secular backgrounds.
An expansive network of pro-life community health centers offering free resources, medical services, mentoring, job training and a multitude of empowering assistance help young women and men choose life during an unexpected pregnancy.
The explosive growth of new technology has given us websites, email, Wi-Fi, texting, and social media that enable us to do an end-run around the biased media and permeate society with the truth about abortion and its alternatives. Tools like smart phones and iPads put video and instant communication at our fingertips 24/7 wherever we go. This allows us to educate, motivate and mobilize pro-lifers in real time.
Digitalized pro-life data and persuasive content are now available around the world to anyone with basic technology. One of our four websites has over 5,000 pages of easy-to-use educational information from fertilization to euthanasia.
America’s next generation is more pro-life than their parents and demonstrate boundless enthusiasm, boldness and a passion for justice for the babies and their moms. The annual March for Life in Washington, DC consistently attracts over 100,000 participants, an easy two-thirds 25 or younger.
The movement includes Blacks and Hispanic/Latinos who, among other things, help expose Planned Parenthood’s agenda of targeting minorities and the disadvantaged.
Adoption, traditionally closed and secret, now includes a totally open process or anything in-between. This gives birth mothers a higher comfort level and a plethora of choices available which makes adoption both more appealing and a more viable option to an unexpected pregnancy.
Advancements in political advocacy have resulted in the election of a precedent-setting number of pro-life candidates to school boards, city councils, state legislatures, governors, Congress and the White House.
As a result, hundreds of pieces of pro-life legislation have passed in states, a compelling factor in reducing the number of abortions to less than any time since Roe v. Wade.
These advancements are undergirded by pro-life education, the foundation on which we build pro-life victories. It is responsible for lighting a fire of passion in individuals around the world; enabling elected officials to thrive in the face of withering pro-abortion opposition; and empowering women and men to say no to abortion. It changes hearts and minds of millions of Americans, many who participate in and financially support the movement.
Be encouraged! The cause for LIFE is making dramatic progress.
LifeNews.com Note: Bradley Mattes is the President of Life Issues Institute, a national pro-life educational group.