Earlier this month, we wrote on the Secular Pro-Life facebook page: “Tell me stories about people in the pro-life movement who have inspired you.” And boy, did you ever. Here are a few of the most popular responses:
Cheryl F.: My birth mom… she could have aborted me, but didn’t.
Violet M.: The two wonderful women who adopted my children. I was not ready to be a mother. I am extremely grateful they have kept me in their lives and allowed us to have contact so I am never left wondering.
|Dr. Mildred Jefferson
Della V.: Serrin Foster of Feminists for Life. I was so encouraged by the information she provided about our early pro-life women in American History!
Multiple commenters: Dr. Mildred Jefferson
Stephanie S.: Julie Borowski is a libertarian commenter who has been great at promulgating the pro-life message as it pertains to the NAP (libertarian keystone).
Natalie Q.: Destiny Herndon-De La Rosa, and New Wave Feminists! As a mid-thirties woman who has always been pro-life, it has been so awesome to come across NWF message of consistent life ethic and non-violence. We have to love and support women first and foremost, and demand that society respect women as mothers and start accommodating our superpower! Love NWF’s messaging this; I think it’s incredibly timely and necessary!
Nancy B.: Dr. Bernard Nathanson comes to mind
Kimberly S.: I met Dr. Bernard Nathanson at a pro-life conference in Chicago sometime in the 80s. An honest man he was—and humble enough to do a 180 when he saw that ultrasound of an abortion and realized he had been wrong. Most men of his status and intelligence would not have done that. I had nothing but respect for him—and anyone else willing to see truth and act on it
Herb G.: I’m inspired by Monica, Kelsey, & Terrisa of SPL who have paved the way for atheist representation and participation in pro-life action! [Editor’s note: Thanks, Herb!]