August Recap: A Hopeful Month?
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Monica hit the ground running with an appearance at the Rehumanize International conference this past Saturday, presenting “Deconstructing Three Pro-Choice Myths.”
This month Monica jumped in on Midland, Texas podcast Schu Bro’s Unfiltered, talking about the secular position in the pro-life movement.
Kelsey was busy this August. She presented “Secular Standpoint: Why Abortion Still Sucks” online to the University of Ottawa. She is serving as a Students for Life Stevens Fellowship mentor, where she’s been paired up with a homeschool student from Virginia. She also contributed an article to the summer issue of Human Life Review arguing reversing Roe would correct an egregious violation of church and state. An excerpt:
The Court treated the Stoics, Jewish scholars, Aristotle, and modern-day physicians as equally valid, competing sources of wisdom on the question of when a human life begins. They are not. No offense to Aristotle, but he never saw a sonogram.
We were at the Rehumanize Conference on Labor Day weekend! If you didn’t make it this year, mark your calendar for next!
For June we gained 225 new followers, bringing us to 14,530 total. We sent 228 tweets, which were viewed 569,000 times, including 36,962 views of this tweet again reminding readers that the “pro-choice women vs anti-choice men” narrative is a myth.
We are at 33,314 followers on Facebook. Our content was viewed 304,166 times, including 35,400 views of this post, our response to a doctor arguing pro-life people should not be allowed to be OBGYNs.
Our three most-read blog posts for August, in increasing order:
- Reverse Roe to Support Separation of Church and State: Kelsey’s article, one of many featured in the Human Life Review’s summer issue on the upcoming Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.
- A fetus is a child is a baby is a patient – 5 reasons to use the terms interchangeably: Guest blogger John Bockmann makes the case for why pro-lifers shouldn’t shy away from using accurate terminology for the unborn, even as pro-choice people try to rewrite the words’ established meanings.
- Pro-Choice Author: solving Cold Case of Infanticide Presents “Slippery Slope”: Kelsey unearths an interesting book by a pro-choice author who says the quiet part out loud: the defense of women’s “reproductive and bodily autonomy” results in viewing infanticide (not abortion, but infanticide) as a “lesser crime” compared to other homicides.
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There are plenty of ways to help with pro-life work. This month we recommend:
- Support teen moms. School is starting up again and there will inevitably be teenage mothers trying to finish their education while taking care of their babies. Help them out by connecting with your local school’s Title IX coordinator to offer your time and support.
- Donate to pregnancy resources (especially right now ones in Texas). We like Abide Women’s Health.
- Email Monica (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you’re interested in submitting guest blog posts on legislation or peer-reviewed research.
- And, of course, you can always donate:
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