Being active in the pro-life movement can be hard. We face tough battles, from intense protests in D.C. to casual harassment from people in our lives who don’t share our view. We live every day with the knowledge that thousands of babies will die, just in any particular set of 24 hours, at the hands of Planned Parenthood and other abortion facilities.
Being all-in on the biggest human rights issue of our time creates a more intense “spectrum” than most people have. Our bad days are extremely tough, and our good days are complete elation. Every once in a while, something happens that makes all of the bad days completely worth it.
SFLA team member Maddie Schulte shared the following story:
“It is January 22nd, 2019, and a young couple in Minnesota has an abortion scheduled for their 8-week-old child. Scared and in pain, this young mother couldn’t bear the thought of having another baby, including the toll it would take on her body.
After a powerful conversation, an army of prayer warriors, and other options presented to her, she left feeling better – but not convinced.
On January 28th, 2019, she defied society, she defied Planned Parenthood, she defied pain, and cancelled her appointment. She chose life for her baby.
I have assured her that I, the Students for Life Team, and you are ready to take this journey with her; to stand by her and her baby during and after her pregnancy. It is what we do.”
When there is a human being alive because of your actions, there is no amount of tough days to stifle that fire. Being pro-life is a legacy; a legacy that lives and thrives in the beating hearts of those who almost ended up as a “healthcare” statistic on Planned Parenthood’s annual report.
That baby may never know how close he or she came to entering an abortion facility and not leaving it alive. We will continue fighting every day to support families in crisis to choose love and choose life.