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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Donate to Secular Pro-Life for Giving Tuesday

Secular Pro-Life president Kelsey Hazzard here. Today is Giving Tuesday, and in the spirit of generosity, I ask you to join me in donating to Secular Pro-Life.

We don't often ask for money. We're a shoestring operation, with no physical offices or paid staff. We keep our costs down so your donations can have the maximum possible impact.

Above: A Yale student examines our
"Why Should Non-Christians Care
About Abortion?" brochure
We are now entering into the most expensive time of year: preparing for the January anniversary of Roe v. Wade, when the Students for Life of America (SFLA) national conferences are held in Washington, D.C. and San Francisco, California.

Secular Pro-Life was founded by students, and supporting the pro-life youth movement is a key part of our mission. Polls show that Millennials are both more pro-life and less religious than older generations. Young adults drive the demand for secular pro-life resources. The SFLA conferences are our best opportunity to equip pro-life student leaders to make the secular case against abortion on their campuses.

Our policy has always been to offer materials to student groups completely free of charge. We would hate for non-Christians to go unreached on a campus just because the pro-life student organization couldn't afford secular pamphlets! That's why we'll be at the SFLA conferences with materials galore for student leaders to take back to their schools.

Here's a testimonial from University of Michigan student Chrissy Healy:
University of Michigan is an extremely secularized community, and so it was of the utmost importance that our Students for Life group approached discussions about abortion from a non-religious perspective if we were ever going to reach the individuals on our campus. It was extremely important for our group (especially those members who came from religious backgrounds, but were against abortion for non-religious reasons) to be able to refer pro-choice students to resources like those provided by Secular Pro-Life. Without these, we would quickly lose our audience’s attention.
As just one example, one of our monthly events was centered on the “Why Should Non-Christians Care About Abortion?” brochures that we had received from Secular Pro-life. We made a sign and handed out the brochures to everyone who walked by, and it proved to be a valuable platform for beginning dialogues about abortion. That day, we even caught the attention of some of the Students for Choice members who were hosting their own event just down the hallway. They walked over to check out our information, which evidently took them by surprise, and left with a few of the pamphlets. Resources like these brochures and others from Secular Pro-life laid the groundwork to us diversifying our pro-life group, which is larger now than ever and includes some non-religious members.
In larger organizations, the cost of conference giveaways is barely noticed. But for Secular Pro-Life, it's a substantial component of our annual budget.

I don't believe in asking people to do anything I wouldn't do. Accordingly, I have personally donated $100 to Secular Pro-Life for Giving Tuesday. Please join me in giving as you are able.

Thank you for your support!

For Life,
Kelsey Hazzard

P.S.—Our donation page also allows you to set up a monthly gift. If you are able to donate regularly, we'd greatly appreciate it! Just check the "Repeat Monthly Payment" box.

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