In Support of Abortion Alternatives...
In the town of Milner near where I work, Rock Springs Church has established Melba's Manor, a home for unwed mothers.
My co-worker did the first story on Melba's Manor:
Rock Springs Church to open maternity home
However, I reported on when Mike Huckabee, one of the more successful 2008 Republican presidential candidates, came to speak at a fund-raiser for the manor:
Huckabee delivers pro-life message
In his speech, Huckabee revealed that Pastor Bennie Tate was the son of an unwed mother who chose not to abort him. As Huckabee pointed out, it is one thing to oppose abortion but another thing to provide an alternative. Most women who have abortions would rather not have had them and through Melba's Manor, Rock Springs Church has provided an alternative, at least for the few women it is able to serve with its current resources.
I call on all of you my readers to support Melba's Manor or organizations like it. This is something that both pro-life and pro-choice people can do.
The pro-lifers should support it because abortion isn't going away anytime soon and providing options for unwed mothers is a good way to prevent it; the pro-choicers should support it because (I think) the majority of them don't like abortion even if they think outlawing it would be the greater evil. Former U.S. President Bill Clinton said abortion should "safe, legal, and rare," after all.