I wanted to be there. Snow got in the way. A lot of snow. :(
So I figured I'd do a double shout-out instead(not quite as impressive, but hey.) First, a shout-out to the March for Life. (As it is called.)
Surprisingly or unsurprisingly, mainstream media coverage is pretty much nonexistent. Pro-life activism, despite the amount of support and people who have endorsed it, still seems to be considered a fringe right-wing activity.
I don't want to get into slamming, whether it is warranted or not, because one of the most problematic part of this to me is the fact that in the pro-life movement, there are hundreds of resources for people considering abortion, as well as post-abortive healing for both women and men.
That means that it's just that much harder to show people that there are other options, and people and organizations dedicated to helping them when they are in a bind of that sort. And that can be isolating.
I'm not going to get into arguments about abortion here. I won't say that I never will, but this specific post isn't about that. I will say that if there is a choice about something, why are the majority of non-abortion options obscured?
The March for Life is one of many ways people are saying "Hey look. This is a problem. We need to talk."
Right now, not many seem to be listening. A lot of people don't even know. Perhaps this rally is news to you, and you're interested in the pro-life movement. Maybe you'll consider joining us next year, if need be. (And yes, we have a west coast one if you are closer to that side of the country.)
The other shout-out is in a similar vein. Check out this awesome pro-life picture by Olaf Tollefsen in Arabic Calligraphy. I've mentioned a few times that Olaf has been the awesome person behind the quirky and funny illustrations on some of the stories, and Unleavened Ministries is where he and a few other cool people put their talents to good use.
I've tried to help some by writing, he by writing and drawing, and many people by simply marching. You don't need to be any special kind of person to be pro-life. Helping a cause can mean putting your particular talents to use.
How can you help those around you?