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Tips for Living a Truly “Pro-Life” Life

One of the biggest ways you can support the Pro-Life efforts is by supporting a local pregnancy center. They are on the frontlines to receive women and give them direct help during one of the hardest times of their lives. These centers are almost always in need of help, whether it’s help organizing diaper donations, or financial support to keep our lights on and doors open daily. 

Whether there is a pregnancy center near you or if there isn’t. Here are some ideas to help you discern how you can help if feeling the pull to live a “pro-life” life that goes beyond supporting and caring for the baby in the womb to also walking with moms who need support. And let’s not forget “pro-life” at the end of life. Included are some ideas to support the elderly oo.  

Caring for Moms 

Moms are one of the most resilient groups of people. They sacrifice so much of their time, energy, and life into growing and nurturing children, and sometimes we forget that they need to be nurtured too. There are so many ways to help any mom that you know, but some of our favorites are

  • Bring mom and her family a home-cooked meal
  • Offer to babysit so she can go on a date night or have some alone time
  • Take the kids to a movie theater while mom goes grocery shopping
  • Give her a hug and listen to her when she needs someone
  • Come over and watch the baby while she showers and naps

Donate Time

Money is a huge help, but donating time makes a big impact too. There are so many pregnancy centers, homeless shelters, soup kitchens, and low-income resource centers that are in desperate need of help. Donating even just two hours of an afternoon to help sort through clothing donations or serve a meal can be a huge help. 

Don’t Treat Unplanned Pregnancies Differently

This is the most important thing you can do to live out your pro-life calling. The woman who is facing an unplanned pregnancy should be supported regardless of her situation. The baby she is growing is as worthy of celebration and love as another baby. Allow the mom to feel whatever she needs to feel about her pregnancy, but also allow her to be excited and to feel celebrated! Throw her a baby shower, talk to her about nursery designs, bring her flowers, and go with her to hospitals to learn about their birthing plans. Expecting moms in any situation should be celebrated. She chose life! 

Visit the Nursing Home

A university in the area had a convent attached to it where a large group of elderly nuns lived. Students would sign up to have a nun buddy, and once a month they would go get coffee with their buddy or visit the convent for lunch. We often forget that the elderly need attention too! There are so many people that are in a nursing home all alone and rarely get visitors. Talk to an event coordinator to see if you can host a monthly game night, or if you can come and help walk them to their rooms after their meals. 

Use Your Talents

Everyone has skills and talents that they use daily to accomplish tasks efficiently. Are you good at organizing? Offer to help a pregnancy center organize donations! Are you knowledgeable about social media or are you creative and have marketing skills? Offer to help with content and posts and offer marketing strategies. Are you a nurse or a medical professional of some sort? Offer to help provide professional assistance to centers who may need extra help meeting the needs of their clients! HELP Pregnancy Aid provides classes on fertility, child birthing, lactation and so much more. If you have something you think you could provide, reach out and see what their need is. Sometimes the skills we offer can help save a center who could be stressed about meeting their needs.

There are so many ways that we can live a “pro-life” life that goes beyond this list. Any way we are able to donate our time, money, or talents can help someone else in such a big way. There is never a shortage of things to be done, so sometimes the best thing you can do is simply ask how you can help, and respond to the call with joy and generosity. 

Thank you for caring so much about pro-life efforts! It is not easy to give so much of what you have, so we want to thank you for being there and helping us in providing the necessary resources and support to women who are facing unplanned pregnancies. We could not do it without you!

HELP Pregnancy Aid is a non-profit organization based in Grand Rapids, MI that provides women with unexpected pregnancy support services including encouragement, information, and material resources. Help us continue our mission of empowering pregnant and young mothers in a Christ-like manner.