Western Journalism covered the impact technology continues to have within the pro-life community in a recent report, citing extensively the work being done by one organization in particular: Online for Life.
Brian Fisher, the group’s co-founder and president, touted the wide reach available through social media sites like Facebook as a major factor in disseminating a message of love and compassion toward those facing a crisis pregnancy. That social media presence, he recently revealed in a statement he shared with Western Journalism, had a direct impact on one woman’s life – and that of her unborn child.
The woman, identified only as Bali, was living in West Africa and saw no alternative to aborting her child until she visited the Online for Life Facebook page.
“Unfortunately, her boyfriend of four years denied any responsibility for their child and pressured her to abort,” Fisher’s statement about the incident explained. “With no family or friends willing to support her, ‘Bali’ felt completely alone and believed abortion was her only solution.”
Upon reaching the group’s page, however, she soon discovered alternatives presented in a non-judgmental way, providing her with a different potential future for her and her child.
“I began to think that maybe I could have the baby on my own,” she said.
Fisher explained Bali spent “hours sitting in front of her computer” studying the informational graphics available on the page and reading the accounts of “abortion-determined women who ultimately chose life for their children” before she ultimately decided to allow her baby to live.
“She immediately emailed our team and described the impact our Facebook page had made in her decision to choose life for her child,” Fisher’s statement continued. “Inspired by the life-saved stories featured on the Online for Life wall, ‘Bali’ was able to stand up to her friends, family, and boyfriend who were pressuring her to abort.”
The connection between Bali and the pro-life group did not end there, Fisher explained.
“Online for Life has remained in constant communication with ‘Bali,’” he confirmed, “doing what we can to support her in her courageous decision. After making several calls to local charities, we were able to find her housing and employment after she graduates in May.”
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