A question directed at pro-lifers tweeted out by an author critical of Alabama's "heartbeat bill" prompted a flood of responses that ended up demonstrating the personal, proactive generosity of many in the pro-life movement.
In a tweet pointed out by Twitchy, "blue-check" author and Times of Israel blogger Sarah Tuttle-Singer wrote: "Dear Pro-Life friends: what have you *personally* done to support lower income single mothers? I’ll wait:"
Her question followed a previous tweet criticizing Alabama's new "heartbeat bill."
"The new Alabama laws won’t stop women from having abortions," she wrote. "They’ll find alternatives. Many women will go under the knife of back alley butchers, or use metal hangers in dirty rooms, or drink toxic herbs until they bleed out. Does that make you cringe? Do something about it."
Tuttle-Singer didn't have to wait long for responses to her question to pro-lifers. The answers came flooding in. Some excerpts from responses below:
I've spent the last 15 years serving breakfast once a month at a homeless shelter and making lunches for the same shelter once a month on a separate weekend...
I'm the president of the board of directors for our local domestic violence shelter...
Donated to crisis pregnancy centers. Volunteered with the Sisters of Life (highly recommend: you can be helpful just by holding a baby while mama gets food at the potluck, for instance) Offered to meet with anyone in a crisis pregnancy to talk about arranging to adopt their baby.
Applying for an open adoption, to take care of a child whose mother doesn't think she can raise the baby, and to keep mother and child in each other's lives. And I'd also add: donating to @prisonculture's Black Mama Bail Out to pay the bails of black mothers and send them home to be with their children.
The Mennonite community in our small town runs a huge foster care program, funded by their thrift store, in association with the prisons (our county has something like 14 prisons). They foster kids where they can be near their mothers and visit them with the aim of reunification.
We adopted our two boys, after we already had two girls.
Yeah, we are foster parents, and adopted our youngest, to add to the three we already had. Seems the left doesn't realize that its the right that actually volunteers & gives of themselves, all while the left are trying to get the gov't to force everyone to help who they want.
supported crisis pregnancy centers and donated shitloads of diapers to the local diaper bank[.] also, I'm in favor of generous monthly child allowances, single payer health care, universal free school lunches, and other policy measures that make raising a family easier.
Adopted 1 and took in 3 foster who are now staying permanently. In addition to my 6 natural children.
After the overwhelming response, the author and blogger issued some follow-up tweets praising the personal generosity of pro-lifers, while suggesting the government needs to step in to do more.
"I am delighted to see that there are good people out there supporting struggling single moms:) wish our government did more, too!" she wrote. "It’s wonderful to see so many pro life people personally doing things to help struggling single moms - but what about the government? And what about better sex education and easier access to contraception?"