Pro-Life Hope & Slavery: The Principle of Natural Human Equality

The pro-life struggle to defend all innocent human life is often compared to the struggle against slavery in the 19th Century. It is a valid analogy.

Viewing a slave as “not fully human” animated those who wanted to keep slavery.  It is the same argument used by those who advocate for abortion.

All human life is of equal value and, as history proves, requires us to struggle for this right to life and equality. Two centuries ago a powerful minority deemed themselves superior to fellow human beings and fought a war to hold onto their way of life that included the institution of slavery.

Lessons from the past should prevent our nation from future mistakes and pain. As pointed out in this article, the principle of natural human equality eventually worked its way through the hearts and minds of the Founding Fathers and into our legal system. It provided the clear-cut reason as to why slavery must be ended.

Our forefathers knew how to work the levers of the government they established and toward a just and healthy nation. We should learn from them; to continue the fight for justice using this same principle of equality.

As the son’s and daughter’s of liberty,  Options United and the pro-life movement are animated by this principle of equality of all human life.  We should use every tool of modern science and technology to mobilize our just and urgent cause: all men are created equal.

As a strange side note, while we struggle with this dark legacy of Roe v. Wade, the New York Times seems to re-hash history and denigrate our nation’s founding that was based on this principle of all people being equal. One must wonder why tear down a noble legacy… The powerful minority should be called out again.  History tends to repeat itself.

In the Creator we trust.

Make a Difference Day

Every day is worth celebrating, and the 4th Saturday of October is no exception. Why? Today is Make a Difference Day! This day has been celebrated since 1992, drawing attention to the importance of making a positive impact in the world – whether that’s through donating money, volunteering time and labor, or raising awareness on important issues.

Every non-profit relies on the generosity and goodwill of organizations, businesses, and people to function and thrive. Without donors, supporters, and volunteers, they wouldn’t be able to grow, reach more people, and expand their impact.

This is also true for Options United.

Options United is a 501c3 non-profit organization serving other pro-life organizations and families alike. How do we do this? We’re a pro-life call center that is available for and actively reaches out to women experiencing a crisis pregnancy. We talk them through their situation and refer them to a local pregnancy resource center or clinic. There, they receive free support and services, including a free pregnancy test, possible ultrasound and material resources, and information on all of their options – adoption, parenting, and abortion. We also refer to adoption organizations and post-abortion counselors.

Why do we do this? We know that women are targeted and deceived by the abortion industry, preying upon their vulnerability in difficult situations.But when a woman is made aware of all of her options and understands/sees the human life growing inside of her, she is more likely to choose life through parenting or adoption.

We utilize online platforms to reach women where they’re at – on their phones and laptops. And we direct clients towards the wonderful clinics and centers dedicated to helping women and families – organizations these women may never have known about if it weren’t for their call to Options United.

This Make a Difference Day, you may be inspired to do something. You may be wondering how you can engage with the pro-life movement and Options United. Here are five ways to get started!

1. Donate

What a wonderful gift to give life! Whether it is a monthly commitment or a one-time offer, your generous donations go towards helping women in need of compassionate assistance and innocent babies who deserve a chance at life. You can send in a donation here!

2. Apply

Our trained, professional, and compassionate call responders manage our helpline and live chat daily, offering women the care they need as quickly as possible. If you’re interested in this work, we’d love to get your application! You can also help by becoming a church or pregnancy resource center liaison to help us build relationships with communities involved in this important mission! Your time is precious and we value it! Apply here.

3. Connect

We’re on social media! You can find us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. There are so many ways to engage with us there – like, follow, subscribe, comment, and share with your friends. We’d love to hear from you.

4. Pray

We believe in the power of prayer! We pray for our clients and staff – and you can join us in that! Download the App for Life to join a virtual community of people united in prayer for life. There, you’ll find pseudonyms for women who actually call us looking for an abortion. You can pray for them by name or as a whole. You’ll also find the current number of babies saved and other resources.

5. Stay tuned!

We’ve got lots in store for you! Not only will you find more blogs here and various content on our social media, but we have regular newsletters. These will keep you updated on what’s happening at Options United, including save stories, events, and pro-life news. You can sign up by emailing us at

Without the support of incredible, generous people like you, we couldn’t help mothers and babies during one of the most vulnerable times of their lives. In the 10 years Options United has existed, we’ve confirmed over 2,500 babies saved following our conversations with their mothers.

Our victories are your victories, and we can’t thank you enough for your support!

3,000 Voices Silenced Each Day… What Are You Doing About It?

When I was in high school, I was fairly active with an organization that helped innocent people being tortured, mutilated, abducted, enslaved, and murdered by the Lord’s Resistance Army, a terrorist organization in Africa. One of the campaigns I participated in was a day of silence to stand in solidarity with the victims, raise money, and draw attention to this important issue.

Silence usually has a negative connotation in the context of “social justice” causes. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” However, silence is also a fairly common form of protest.

In a world where people tend to speak more than listen, silence can stick out like a sore thumb.

And that’s what today is all about. Every year on the third Tuesday of October, students participate in National Pro-Life Day of Silent Solidarity, practicing silence, wearing red armbands, hosting events, and posting online to recognize the approximately 3,000 babies whose voices are silenced through abortion every day in the US.

Those 3,000 voices will never be heard. Those 3,000 children will never have the opportunity to stand up for themselves, speak on their own behalf, and defend their God-given right to life.

We have a moral obligation to use our life, time, resources, and energy to fight injustice. As Edmund Burke said, “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”

The persecution, torture, and genocide of innocent people has happened countless times across history. Perhaps the first things that come to mind for you are slavery, the Holocaust, and various other well-known tragedies. People often question how these atrocities were able to occur without more resistance. I’d argue that much of it was due to ignorance and compelled silence.

Fortunately, the Constitution of the United States of America protects citizens against punishment when peaceably standing for what’s right. Silence and apathy in the face of injustice – especially one so severe as abortion – are unacceptable.

So this National Pro-Life Day of Silent Solidarity, I urge you to use your voice to make a difference. Purposefully withhold your voice or project it loudly. Speak through your actions by wearing a red armband or pro-life gear. Share information on your social media to raise awareness. Have meaningful, open conversations with people on your campus and in your community. Advocate for mothers and their children at local events or protests. Lobby in your local government offices or Capitol. Lovingly reach out to women in crisis outside of abortion clinics. There are endless opportunities to be active in this movement today and every day. You can truly make a real difference.

You’ve been blessed with life.

You’ve been blessed with a voice.

You’ve been blessed with freedom.

Use them wisely.