Here at ProLife Youth we appreciate all the work people do to promote a culture of life. However, when people think about what the pro-life movement does, the first thing that comes to mind is protesting. While that is a great thing to do, we know that there is so much good work done by pro-life groups to physically change a lives in tough situations first hand. For this reason we want you to send us pictures or videos of things you or your pro-life group has done in your community! Send us your submission by tweeting with #PLYLifeActivism, send us a message on Facebook, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your submissions may be used in a PLY video, or included in a future post!
By Evan Ward — ProLife Youth Vice President, and Cambria Stame — ProLife Youth Blogger
Words can be used as strong forts to protect us from harsh realities.
For my history class this semester, we jumped right into it and discussed the reading that was assigned for the first day. We were reading Plain Style by Christopher Lasch, which is basically a college student's guide to effective writing. In the section we read for the class, we discussed how during different points throughout history, society has used words to avoid facing the realities of bad decisions or nasty situations that need to be addressed even though no one wants to face them for what they are.
How abortion rights and the discussion over the value of those with disabilities are brought head to head by the mosquito.
By Hannah Morris — ProLife Youth Blogger
Every four years, athletes from around the world gather to represent their country and strive for greatness in the summer Olympics. Many of us are eagerly anticipating the return of superb American athletes, such as Michael Phelps, Missy Franklin, and Gabby Douglas; however, the excitement for the games has been tinged with concern by many athletes and tourists regarding the Zika virus outbreak in Brazil, and many other South and Central American countries. Zika virus has been particularly concerning for female athletes due to potential neonatal effects, most notably microcephaly. Advocates in Central and South America are using the outbreak to push for decriminalization and legalization of abortion in countries where abortion is highly restricted or may result in incarceration for homicide. As the situation continues to be sensationalized, it is important that we have a clear understanding of the effect of infection on women and in utero children before we delve into the societal/cultural significance.
By Elizabeth Anderson- ProLife Youth Vice President
This is a satire piece based on Jonathan Swift's "A Modest Proposal- For Preventing the Children of Poor People in Ireland From Being a Burden to Their Parents or Country and For Making Them Beneficial to The Public"
Take it for what it's worth and enjoy!
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