What can you do?
Create a Cemetery of the Innocents for the over 55 million victims of abortion since 1973.
- Choose a date and location for your display.
- Request permission to set up your display, and notify campus security about your event.
- Gather your materials—whether it be flags, crosses, or other markers. In addition to the crosses (or markers), you may choose to create posters or displays with other abortion statistics or fetal development facts.
- For this particular display, we suggest that the display has 53 markers (each cross representing 1 million victims).
- Assign volunteers to assemble materials, to set up display, to stand with display, and to take down display.
- Be prepared to engage with passers-by in conversation and debate! Hand out literature and discuss the issues with those who stop by your display.
- For more instructions on organizing and building a Cemetery of the Innocents, go to our Cemetery of the Innocents Display page.
Do a flyering campaign of abortion statistics or debunking the myths of Roe v. Wade.
List the stats for every year since Roe v. Wade. (1973). Make flyers for each year since 1973 to highlight the abortion statistics from that year.
Abortion statistics that you may consider highlighting:
- Approximately 1.21 million U.S. abortions each year
- Nearly 1 in 4 (22%) of pregnancies end in abortion
- 50% of women now seeking abortions have had at least one previous abortion.
- 58% of women who have an abortion are in their 20s
- The U.S. abortion rate is among the highest of developed countries.
- 51% of abortions are performed on women less than 25 years of age.
- Approximately 1/3 of American women have had an abortion by age 45.
- Abortion disproportionately affects black and Hispanic women.
- 89% of abortions occur in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.
- Over 100,800 abortions each month
- Over 3,300 abortions each day
DEBUNK the myths associated with Roe v. Wade. Check out these awesome flyers created by The Second Look Project. Click the image below to see the Roe flyer campaign posters!
You may also want to show trends for your specific state.
(Looking for State-specific graphs? See “State-by-State Trends in Abortion in the United States”)
Host a debate or a panel discussion.
- Determine a date and location. Request permission to reserve the room for that date and time.
- Decide on the debate topic. Your group may want to challenge the phrasing of the Roe v. Wade decision or the legality of abortion in the U.S.
- Consider asking the questions “Is the fetus in the womb a “potential life” or a human being?” or “Should abortion remain legal in the U.S.?”. For more topic ideas, check out Stand to Reason’s list of topics and discussion questions.
- Invite your two parties to debate the topic. These opposing parties may be two individuals or two teams.
- Invite a moderator to ensure that the debate or discussion is conducted in a fair and organized manner- or assign a member of your group to act as host for the event.
- For more tips on hosting this type of event, see our page Debates and Panel Discussions.
Show LiveAction videos at your group meetings or post on social networks.
- Host a discussion session of these videos.
- Ask such questions as: Is abortion safe? Is abortion just? Is abortion safe? Is the abortion industry biased?
- LiveAction videos can be found on the LiveAction YouTube channel. These videos can also be downloaded from the LiveAction website.
Join THOUSANDS of pro-lifers in Washington, D.C. this January!
National March for Life 2013: January 25, 2013
Since 1974, the National March for Life has grown from 20,000 people to over 200,000! Regardless of distance, regardless of weather, pro-lifers come out in droves to this event to stand up for the right to life. Will you be among the thousands marching to the U.S. Supreme Court?
2013 Students for Life Conference: January 26, 2013
Students for Life is proud to host over 2,000 pro-life students and leaders at our national conference every year! This event is the largest pro-life conference in the country, and it brings together pro-lifers from all over the country for pro-life trainings and networking.