So, you’ve just graduated from college. You might be a little scared. You’re excited for the future. You’re looking for new things to do. And you’re missing your friends (more like family, right?) from your Students for Life group. How do you stay active in the pro-life movement? What can you do now to continue making an impact? Whether you’re moving to a new city, or staying close to home, the opportunities are out there and the pro-life movement needs your help.
Spend a little time on Google (yes, it is useful for more than just writing papers at the last minute) to find the pro-life organizations in your city. These might be the same groups you knew in college, or an entirely new landscape. Either way, they are all looking for volunteers. There will be pregnancy centers that need help with anything from answering phones and organizing supplies to accounting and finances, prayer warriors that need reinforcements, and legislative groups that need young pro-lifers lobbying and writing to our elected representatives. Maybe the local pro-life groups need someone with visual arts skills to help design the materials they pass out to pregnant women, or ads for their events and services. Maybe they need someone who can help with social media networks and inviting more people to join us. I’m only scratching the surface here, but you can see that there are countless ways for you to continue what you did in college (or try something new!) to help save pre-born babies and their mothers.
This is why we have started Pro-Life Future: to help you find your place in the pro-life movement and bring young adults together as one community. Chapters guide young adults, looking for how to get or stay involved, to a place where they can best serve.
We cannot allow the busy-ness of our newfound post-college lives to hold us back. Yes, there are new responsibilities: paying bills, finding your way in a new job, establishing yourself in a new community, to name a few, but we cannot fall away from the pro-life movement. You have spent years training and learning how to be a pro-life leader. You are a pro-life leader. Just because you’re young doesn’t mean you can’t be a leader in your local pro-life movement.
Do not be afraid to put yourself out there in new and challenging ways. Our task is too important. Our generation will be the one to abolish abortion, and we need everyone to be part of it.