Focus on the Family has been unashamedly pro-life since our inception 44 years ago. The affirmation of human life is one of our foundational principles, and I pray that however long the Lord allows our organization to exist, it will remain so.
You and I have an important part to play individually as well. Voting for pro-life candidates and supporting ballot initiatives is a good start. Yet, we often wish women with unplanned pregnancies, “Good luck,” from a safe distance. We in the Christian community must be ready emotionally, spiritually, and financially to walk alongside women in need.
Many people want to help on a practical level, but they don’t know how to get involved. To fill in those blanks, we’ve invited Amy Ford, the founder and president of Embrace Grace ministries, to be our guest on our Focus on the Family Broadcast “How You Can Join the Pro-Life Movement.”
Amy will help you discover ways to take a more active role in the pro-life cause. You may be surprised at how simple it is to get involved. Here are just a few ideas:
- Help a single mom with her budgeting.
- Serve at a pregnancy resource center.
- Advocate for pro-life issues by using your voice and influence on social media.
- Protest peacefully and pray outside abortion clinics.
If you’re feeling like, “I don’t know how to use my talents,” or “I don’t know where I can get involved,” Amy shares hundreds of practical ideas in her book Help Her Be Brave: Discover Your Place in the Pro-Life Movement. We’ll send you a copy for a gift of any amount. Visit our website for more information.
This program touches on a number of issues along the way that may feel tender for you if you or someone you know has experienced an unplanned pregnancy. I want you to know that Focus on the Family has a caring Christian team of counselors, and it would be their privilege to offer you a free consultation. Call us, leave your name and number, and they’ll get back with you just as soon as possible. The number during business hours is 1-800-A-FAMILY (232-6459).
Before I close, one of the best things you can do to support life is to participate in our Option Ultrasound program. Abortion clinics are interested in abortion. Pregnancy resource centers are interested in the woman, the man, the baby, the family. They minister to everyone involved.
Focus supports these centers through our Option Ultrasound program, which provides grants for sonogram training and technology. To date, more than 800 ultrasound machines have been placed around the country, and more than 470,000 babies have been saved.
We’re working hard to raise that number to one million babies saved sometime in the near future. With that in mind, I’d like to extend an invitation for you to become a special partner with us through our monthly “Friends of Focus on the Family” program. What’s amazing is that it only takes $60 to save a baby’s life by providing ultrasound machines and additional resources.
You might also be interested in Wait No More, our foster and adoption effort here at Focus. Over 3,500 families have started that process, usually adopting more than one child.