The end of my junior year was approaching, and all I could think about was getting ready for my senior of football. Nothing else was really on the radar for me. I am a typical kid who likes friends, sports and all kinds of fun stuff. Life was pretty regular. That fact changed during the summer of 2012 when I joined the pro-life movement.
Stanton Healthcare is a "life-affirming medical clinic specialized in unexpected pregnancy." They do amazing work in the Boise area among other places. One evening my brother convinced to go with him to Stanton for a mailing event they were having. All we had to do was stuff envelopes and then seal them. While I was there I got a tour of the facility and saw all the work they do. I also got to speaking with the President of Right to Life Idaho, Jason Herring. We discussed the importance of the youth being involved in social issues, especially the pro-life movement. The something caught my ear, "Two-hundred abortions a day." I thought that was just some crazy old lady throwing some random number out there. So, naturally, I looked up the statistic. I typed in "Number of abortions daily?" and she was right. Absolutely blown away, I began to research on the issue of abortion.
Why am i pro-life? It could not only be due to the fact of that my parents and influences were. It had to be my own. This was my conclusion: Abortion takes a life. At conception a new being is created. The science was too airtight for me to come to any other conclusion. Something does not just become human at birth because it is convenient. I have yet to hear a "pro-choice argument that challenges the fact that if something is human, it is human from the beginning.
That is why I am pro-life.
The gravity of what I discovered hit me very hard. I had to find ways to get involved in the pro-life movement. I started volunteering at Stanton Healthcare when I could. I asked different pro-life groups what I could do to help. I helped start a pro-life group at my college. Local high schools allowed me to speak to kids and educate them. My group refers people to Rachel's Vineyard, local pregnancy centers, etc.
The point of this article is not to say, "Look at my accomplishments!" It is simply to relay the fact that one ordinary person with the facts and a drive can make a difference. Wether it is a huge game-changer or a small effect you have someone's life, YOU can can be part of the pro-life movement. It all starts with that first step of education. The pro-life movement is educated, and we want YOU to join us!
What can you give to the pro-life movement? Can you help save a life?