Secular Pro-Life is working on a new project to increase awareness of the fact that there are over six million non-religious pro-lifers living in the United States.
Don't believe me? Let's do the math. According to the Pew Research Center, 19.6% of American adults have no religious affiliation. That amounts to about 46 million people. According to Gallup, somewhere between 15 and 19 percent of Americans who have no religious affiliation identify themselves as pro-life. Do the math, and it comes out to between 6.9 million and 8.7 million! Secular Pro-Life calls it six million just to be conservative and ensure that no one can accuse us of inflating the numbers.
If you're a non-religious pro-life American, take a photo of yourself holding a sign that says "I'm one in six million" and email it so firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "One in Six Million." Include your first name, last initial, city, and state.
For instance, here's Ellen S. of Daly City, CA:
It's so important to let non-religious pro-lifers know that they aren't alone. SPL gets emails every week saying "I thought it was just me! I'm so glad I finally found you!" How many more want to get involved, but are tentative about speaking up because they think no one will stand with them?
That's why, once we have a critical mass of photos, we will publish them on the SPL website and begin a facebook advertising campaign. You can help SPL cover the costs of advertising here. Your gift will help us reach a vast new audience.
Remember: the volunteer opportunity for photos is limited to non-religious individuals who live in the United States. If you're a religious ally and/or call another country home, you can help by sharing this blog post with your friends, and by donating whatever amount you are able. Thank you!