By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation
Movies are my love language. I adore cinematic treatments of all manner of stories on the big screen.
So I have been delighted by the popularity of films such as “Gosnell” and “Unplanned,” which both manage to tell compelling stories while also promoting the inherent value and dignity of human life. The talented filmmakers behind these movies used their incredible gifts to illustrate eye-opening truths about the abortion industry and its damaging effects on those who work within it.
You may not have the skill of a movie director or the eloquence of a screenwriter. Still, you can use the talents you do possess to promote the pro-life cause!
I know of a woman who specializes in crocheting caps for newborn babies. This labor of love recognizes the priceless gift of a child, while also affirming the motherhood of first-time mommies. How many lives have been touched by this craftswoman’s breathtaking handiwork?
I also know a computer expert who used her talent for coding to create eye-catching websites for National Right to Life chapters. She has discovered her special niche in the pro-life world.
At the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation, the Keystone State affiliate of National Right to Life, we hear regularly from musicians, songwriters, poets, painters, and other artists who are more than willing to donate their time and talent to help save the lives of the innocent. The full effect of their impact—the number of lives saved—may never be known, but surely they are making a life-affirming difference in a society too often dominated by the culture of death.
An Emmy-award winning videographer once heard our Executive Director being interviewed on a local radio station. The photographer was just passing through town, surveying the radio landscape, when he heard about the Federation’s mission to restore legal protection for preborn children.
He called our office, willing to donate his substantial talents toward making a video celebrating the cause of life. He ended up producing two award-worthy videos which brought audiences to tears—and to the realization they themselves had more to give the pro-life movement.
How about you? Are there some additional hidden talents you case use to help spread the pro-life message? You may not win an Oscar or an Emmy, but you just might save a life!