Recently we have been getting a lot of questions on why the pro-life movement only cares about stopping abortions. We are accused of saying, “Don’t kill your baby” and then disappearing from the lives of the mothers. Actually, the reverse is true. It begins with saying, “Jesus loves you and your baby. Let us help you.” And we can help!
Really being pro-life means caring and supporting the mother from conception to natural death. For example, the Pro-Life Pro-Family Coalition was formed for this very purpose from the beginning. The organization was founded in 1985, to save the lives of unborn babies and the family. Founded by Rev. Micah Crawford Sr., the organization is now run by his son Dr. Micah Crawford Jr. They have been, not only saving babies, but helping the family for over 25 years.
In January of this year Priests for Life collaborated with Foundation for African Cultural Heritage (RACH) on a project entitled “Stable, Strong & Happy Families.” Although ending abortion was one of the topics discussed, it was among many other topics about family values, building strong marriages, women empowerment and a host of other life affirming topics. Priests for Life not only wants to save the babies but also wants to help the mothers as is evident by their resource page on their website. Resources that cover every aspect from resources for being able to raise a healthy baby like parenting classes, medical, financial and personal assistance to adoption resources, if the mother decides to make an adoption plan.
There are so many Crisis Pregnancy Centers (CPCs) all over the United States that are ready, able, and willing to talk to you and present you with options besides abortion. Unlike Planned Parenthood, which profits greatly from their abortion services, CPCs do not profit if you choose life for your baby. Their reward is in Heaven and, of course, the joy of seeing the picture of your newborn baby.
Choosing life for your baby does not mean that you will be left alone. Being pro-life means we care about all human life. In fact, even if you’ve had an abortion and need help, we can help. There is help through groups like Rachel’s Vineyard and Silent No More Awareness Campaign.
So the next time someone says that pro-lifers don’t care about you once they have your baby, ask them, “Why are you lying to me?” then tell them, “Alveda said that they do care and will help me, not just my baby.” This next part is optional, but then you can say to him/her, “I’ll say a prayer for you” – but really mean it.