Answered: The Secret to Pro-life Outreach

Thomas RudkinsBlog

Ten years of hard, determined and focused pro-life effort has given us insight as to what works and what doesn’t.

Success in pro-life terms is defined in different ways; funding cuts to abortion providers, education, lobbying, activism, social media outreach etc. All are good and needed to battle the dominant culture that drives disrespect toward human life.

But what if someone wanted to know how they individually could make a real difference? What is the shortcut, the hack or the secret to bypass the confusion and make an impact personally?

Here is the secret answered: define your terms and give.

Define your terms

“Pro-life” ultimately means the personal choice one makes to either parent or place for adoption instead of an abortion. It is a choice of life over termination. The loss of innocent life is the ultimate failure. Therefore, it follows that the saving of an innocent life is the ultimate measure of success in the pro-life movement.


Give time, funds and importantly prayer. Giving of your time and treasure to the organizations that directly serve women and families is the most effective way for you to take part in the pro-life movement. It puts you on the frontlines and makes your contribution immediately felt in the lives of those living in your neighborhood where you live.

Fifty dollars and a heartfelt prayer is absolutely the hack of all hacks to resolve the riddle of a consumer society inconvenienced by an ill-timed pregnancy. A sacrifice that is financial, personal and spiritual cuts through the clutter and will strengthen hearts to embrace life… We know because we have seen it work thousands of times!

To paraphrase a past president, JFK, “ask not what your pro-life movement can do for you; rather, ask what you can do for the pro-life movement“. The secret to pro-life success is that you first define your terms and then you get involved with the nearest organization that serves women and families directly.

Options United was founded to directly assist these original warriors in the pro-life movement – the pregnancy centers. It is our belief that by bolstering outreach to women as well as the pregnancy centers that serve them, we can encourage thousands to choose life.

This has turned out to be true – we have under our belts 10 years assisting thousands with a decision for life: adoption or parenting!

We believe that more choices for life will eventually turn our country pro-life. We believe personal, spiritual and sacrificial participation is more powerful than the materialism that surrounds this issue.

Stay tuned for more news on new developments on this topic in the coming months.