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Day 157: Some advice for pro-life people.

You want people to stop getting abortions? Well, instead of arguing on twitter, how about you get off your ass and do something about it! I’ll even give you a few suggestions on what to do.

Comprehensive sex education has been shown to decrease the number of teen pregnancies. That abstinence only shit DOES NOT WORK! Once you stop some teenagers from getting pregnant, you’ve stopped a some abortions from happening. It’s magic, I know.

You can also let congress know that you want prenatal care affordable and accessible to all people who can get pregnant. While you’re at it, let them know you want all companies required to have paid family leave that lasts a year. A lot of people have abortions because they simply can’t afford a kid. Take away the cost of insurance and day care and lost wages from unpaid leave and voila! Carrying a pregnancy to term becomes a lot more feasible and a lot less stressful.

Donate useful baby items to local shelters, charities, and needy families. Like I said before, a lot of people can’t afford to have children. You can help cut the cost of having a kid by giving to families some of the (very expensive) things an infant needs.

If you want to have kids, think about fostering or adopting. Those babies don’t magically disappear once they’re born. Some of them end up in the foster care system. If you have the room in your home and heart, consider taking one of them in.

Here’s the biggie: TRUST PEOPLE TO MAKE THE DECISION FOR THEMSELVES. We are perfectly capable of making a decision on our own. For some people, abortion is the right choice no matter what. Accept that and move on. For those people who don’t choose abortion, be there to support them. Pregnancy is a very difficult time in any person’s life and they need all the love and support they can get.

So don’t stand outside of your local Planned Parenthood with a large picture of an aborted fetus. Don’t get on the Internet and type in ALL CAPS while quoting bible verses. Do something that will actually help.

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