This question from a reader:
You mentioned supporting the pro-life cause with our money. Can you suggest some pro-life organizations whose philosophy of action is in keeping with my beliefs about needing to change public opinion?
Good question. I take a liberal approach to pro-life activism. By this I mean, most any pro-life activism is good to me. In fact, finding an organization that is in keeping with your preferences, shouldn’t be too hard.
There are local groups in small communities. There are the bigger national ones. There are overtly Christian ones. Here are some I can think of off the top of my head:
Aid to Women–next to an abortion clinic, in Toronto
First Place Pregnancy Centre–counselling centre, providing real choices to pregnant women, in Ottawa. Just sued Planned Parenthood, and in the words of Don Hutchinson, legal counsel with the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, they won.
Centre for Bioethical Reform–for a more public, vocal activism on the streets. Calgary-based. I am, unlike some of my team here at PWPL, a fan of graphic photos combined with meaningful dialogue. Stephanie Gray who leads the group is a powerhouse, a one woman William Wilberforce. (And her team is good, too.)
Life Canada–national education campaigns. Responsible for the recent “Abortion. Have we gone too far?”
I’m a fan of Physicians for Life. We need doctors to reach out to the medical community. Arguably the best way to stop abortion is to ensure no doctor is happy to perform one. And this is the trend, which is great.
The vision for this site is for a network of big sisters. Mentors. Women who would partner over the long term with a woman in a crisis pregnancy to provide friendship, money and advice as needed on a one on one basis. We’re not there yet, so I’m not taking donations. I just put this out there.
Perhaps readers can post back on their thoughts for their favourite pro-life group. That could help others get grounded in what they want to do.by