Each month we will
offer a list of action ideas so you can defend, honor, and celebrate Life in your churches and communities. This month, we are looking at social media and technology.
any people would scoff
if you asked them about the benefits of social media. At best, social media apps, such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, are seen as being superficial and shallow and, at worst, the purveyors of untruthful or “fake” news stories. But to ignore social media would be a massive mistake, especially for life-affirming people. According to a 2016 Pew Research survey
, over 60% of Americans get their news on social media. Social media networks can connect you to people all across the world, provide a free forum to discuss important ideas, and allow you to share what is most dear. We encourage all pro-life people to use this resource with wisdom and discernment. No, you can’t end abortion by liking a couple posts or retweeting a few articles. But maybe you could provide information that would direct a woman to a pregnancy center instead of an abortion clinic or share a relevant study or news report with pro-choice friends. We are not called to conform to the culture but to go into the culture and be Christ to them—even online. Will you log on with us?