When Kent State Students for Life in Northern Ohio heard about a local mother in need, they did what we all do in times of strife: go to Amazon. In the short time between finding about this young couple choosing life despite a difficult financial situation and now, the Kent State students 1) created a baby registry on Amazon and 2) shared it like crazy on social media. They even got alumni on board with sharing it. Within 2 days, every single item was purchased for this young family (plus $300 towards a diaper fund).
Our Ohio Regional Coordinator, Klara, said, “I have been in contact with the mom, and she is beyond grateful for everyone’s donations and is blown away by the response that the registry got!”
We have to take tangible steps to abolish abortion, but we also have to help create that safety net for families in need to really create a culture of life. While doing outreach on campuses, Students for Life often builds common ground with abortion advocates by proposing: “I think we both care about women in tough situations. But we just have different solutions for her.”
This family’s challenge was resources. If they went to Planned Parenthood for help, they would’ve been reminded that they don’t have the resources, therefore they can’t parent, and should get an abortion. The pro-life solution? Solve the actual problem – get them the resources!