Christmas season is no time for slackers! Unless you live under a rock, you’ve probably already been swept up into the unending demands of this time of year. But for Pro-Life Future’s young adults, busy doesn’t mean batty, and it doesn’t mean getting wrapped up the commercial clatter either.
For the Pro-Life Future chapters spread across the country from San Francisco to NYC, this is the time to stay focused saving lives, assisting mothers in crisis, and demonstrating how precious the gift of human life truly is.
One of the ways multiple chapters kick into high-gear leading up to the holidays is in hosting Christmas Caroling at Clinics events. Boston, Chicago, Hartford, and Orange County are all packing gift bags filled with newborn gifts, and heading to abortion facilities around their city. This type of outreach saves lives every year, but it packs a double-holiday-punch, because the mix of peaceful caroling, joyful faces, and life-affirming conversations educate the greater community, and bring into focus the incalculable value of human life. This is what the pro-life generation looks like!
And even the abortion facility workers see it — one chapter always brings gift cards into the waiting room of the downtown Planned Parenthood, where they turn the tables on the abortion industry, leaving pregnancy resource brochures tucked into waiting room chairs and magazines.
Meg, the president of the Chicago chapter, said at last years event, that “…the music even brought joy” and a new openness, “…to clinic workers, who actually skipped or danced to [some of our] songs”.
One of Pro-Life Future’s main missions is to engage unreached audiences and caroling is a great way to start.
Other chapters have taken this season to volunteer at their local pregnancy resource center to wrap gifts for new mothers and young women who are targets of the abortion industry. In Orange County, the chapter has offered to hold a Gift Wrapping Drive, bringing in the whole community to wrap presents all evening. It’s a great way to show mothers with a concrete action that their lives, and their child’s lives, are a gift.
As a tree-topper as brilliant as a Christmas star though, NYC has married outreach, community education, and community outreach in a Christmas Party, featuring Gossip Girl star, Margaret Colin. They’ve used pop culture draw in fellow millennials, and made the event a benefit for Good Counsel Homes. Nothing could sum up the pro-life generation – and the spirit of joyful multi-tasking – more than being able to educate a community about the value of preborn lives, support a home for pregnant mothers, and building a stronger team of pro-life young professionals!