By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation
Late last night, a friend sent me a Facebook message. Too tired to read it, I waited until this morning to view it. I was astounded.
What my friend had sent me was a video of a 4D ultrasound. Granted, it is not the first time I have seen such a video. But the image was mesmerizing nonetheless.
I could see one preborn baby jumping around with abandon. In another clip, a baby looked like he was waving. I saw a baby yawn and suck his thumb. What I saw, in short, was a human being showing off his humanity.
A video such as this can revolutionize the world. It provides a window into the hidden, amazing world of the preborn child. It is both informative and entertaining, and helps us to form a connection to a child that we might not otherwise have.
Technology can save the precious child in the womb. If every mother could see such a video in a supportive, loving atmosphere, how many more would choose life for their children?
Do yourself a favor and watch this incredible video (https://www.facebook.com/derekmke/videos/1799718376803503/). Then share it on social media. On a bitterly cold winter’s day, it will warm your heart and show you why the unborn child is worth fighting for
By Maria Gallagher, Legislative Director
When the U.S. Supreme Court decided Roe v. Wade back in 1973, the Justices had limited knowledge of the development of the preborn child. In the decades since then, technology has revolutionized the abortion debate. With the advent of 4D Ultrasound, mothers can view their babies smiling and somersaulting in the womb.
Technology has also proven to be an incredible gift to the pro-life movement. Parents routinely share Ultrasounds of their preborn children on Facebook. On Twitter, pro-lifers can share the latest research about abortion and euthanasia with lightening speed. Those who attend the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. can post pictures and videos on Instagram for all their followers to see. On Pinterest, those with a heart for the pro-life cause can instantaneously share breathtaking photos of a baby growing in her mother’s womb. And on LinkedIn, savvy pro-lifers can post point-by-point refutations of pro-abortion arguments in a manner that is not only persuasive, but also winsome.
Some of the dedicated pro-lifers I know have compiled large email lists of like-minded people, allowing them to share breaking news which affects preborn children, their mothers, fathers, and grandparents, the frail elderly, and people with disabilities.
National Right to Life and its affiliates have a strong presence on social media. While a number of analysts decry the negativity on various Internet platforms, pro-lifers are a positive force, educating people with the best high-tech tools at their disposal.
So while you’re scrolling through your Facebook or Twitter feed today, why not take a few moments to post a helpful pro-life article (This article may be a start!). Just one post can save a precious life!
Just a short note today. It’s a reminder about when we feel ineffective or discouraged as advocates for life.
Today, I read about a woman who posted a pro-life photo and article on her Facebook page. It was a simple post, but it made all the difference to someone who saw it.
After posting the photo, she received this note from a woman who was considering having an abortion:
“So, not really sure how I know you exactly or why we’re Facebook friends, just know that your 12 week old image and article had a profound effect on me and my current situation. Thank you… Just know that your post has changed my outlook. Thanks, girl, for more than you know.”
Because of that simple post, the woman chose life for her baby. You can read the full story here.
I just wanted to encourage you, readers, to keep doing what you’re doing. You may be doing something simple like posting a photo to Facebook or something mundane like folding newsletters for a pro-life organization.
Just remember, even the little things can make a big difference for life.