Three simple activities

 

Fr. Frank Pavone

 
  8/4/1997
   

What simple pro-life activities can almost everyone do with very little effort, which bring the pro-life message to a large number of people who are not going to go out of their way to hear it, and which cost next to nothing?

Answer: the precious feet pin, pro-life bank checks, and pro-life bumper stickers.

1. The Precious Feet. Some 90% of abortions in the United States occur in the first twelve weeks of pregnancy. Most people still have no idea how well developed the preborn child is at the time when these abortions occur.

The Precious Feet pin shows the exact size and shape of a preborn child's feet at ten weeks after conception. It is an attractive and instructive pin, showing people, in a single glance, that the victim of abortion is one of us. The pin provides an excellent discussion-starter. Children also love to wear it, and in this way can bring the pro-life message to their own parents.

2. Pro-life Bank Checks. Each time we write a check, about 15 people see it by the time it is returned to us. By using pro-life checks, we are therefore making numerous people aware of the message, without any extra time or trouble for ourselves.  Order them at Promise Checks or call them at 1-800-977-6647.

3. Bumperstickers. People read bumperstickers. While they will make your car look less attractive, the lives that can be saved as a result will be a benefit that far outweighs the importance of the car's appearance.

Pro-life bumperstickers come in a wide variety of messages, colors, and sizes. Some of the messages include, "Love them Both" (showing a mother and her baby), "We Can Live Without Abortion," and "If It's Not a Baby, You're Not Pregnant!" Some bumperstickers also contain the phone numbers of local or national hotlines either for alternatives to abortion, or post-abortion counseling.

Hearts have been changed and lives have been saved by means of each of these simple activities. None of them cost very much, and once you start to use them, they each have an "automatic" quality to them: they keep speaking to people while your mind is on other things! They speak to them in a quiet and non-threatening way, and the people they speak to include those who do not want to hear the message! Yet unless the tragedy is faced, it cannot be ended! Help to break the silence about abortion by using these three simple activities, and by encouraging others to use them as well.

To obtain these resources, contact Priests for Life at PO Box 141172, Staten Island, NY 10314 or call 888-PFL-3448.