The Fetal Pain Tabletop is a fantastic display that asks a simple question: should abortion remain legal even if a fetus can feel the pain? Addressing the issue from this unique standpoint allows us to narrow the focus of our dialogues, and often causes pro-choice passersby to think about the issue in a new way. Accompanied by the fetal pain topic cards, students setting up this tabletop are equipped to change minds!
SFLA Resources to Request from your Regional Coordinator:
- Fetal Pain Tabletop*
- Fetal Pain Topic Cards*
- Join Us Cards
- Apologetics 101 Training
*your regional coordinator will bring this on the day of your display.
Steps (number steps):
- Contact your Regional Coordinator.
- Email him/her requesting this tabletop and accompanying materials, and a date and time for him/her to assist your group with displaying this tabletop.
- Arrange a time for your members who will be taking part in the display to do an Apologetics 101 Training with your RC.
- Reserve a spot on campus.
- Contact your administration, and follow their steps for reserving a space and a table. Contact your RC with any problems.
- A high traffic area and time is best, whether that is inside or outside. For college groups, we recommend the time slot of 9am-2pm. High schools, before and after school or during lunch is a busy time.
- Pack your materials
- Your RC will bring the display tri-fold and cards, but you’ll want to have your own recruiting tools to gather the contact information of interested pro-life students. Consider using either a clipboard or a laptop/iPad.
- Join Us cards are also handy for recruitment, especially if you personalize them with your club’s info on the back.
- Organize workers for the display
- Ask members to sign up in shifts to work the display. You will want at least two members present at all times. An easy way to keep your list of volunteers organized is a Google doc or similar. Email this out, or post it on your group’s private Facebook page.
- Ask your Regional Coordinator to give your group an Abortion Apologetics Training so your members are prepared for any hard questions they may get.
- Work the display!
- Pass out as many Fetal Pain topic cards as you can, and use them to start conversations. Have a good attitude and encourage people to share their opinion on the display content.
- If someone is upset and angry, stay calm. Remember, you don’t know their story. They may have been hurt by abortion in their past. You should always strive to be a good ambassador for your group, Students for Life of America, and the pro-life movement. Be loving, be kind, be truthful and your display will touch many people.
Questions? Contact your Regional Coordinator for more helpful information.