you decide how your group can and will work with FFL,
use the Pregnancy Resource Survey
is a good idea to specifically assign this project to two or three students.
STEP 1: Visit the on-campus health clinic to get a feel
for its overall atmosphere and philosophy. Things to look for include:
- Are there posters hanging on the walls; and, if so, are they
pro-abortion, pro-life, neither, or both?
- Are there brochures on display in the waiting room and if so,
are they from local crisis pregnancy and pregnancy resource centers,
abortion providers, or both?
- In the counseling rooms, is abortion presented as the only viable
option or the "smart" choice?
- What type of literature and referrals do the counselors make available
for women facing unplanned pregnancies?
STEP 2: Inquire
about what services freshman students are introduced to when they first
get to campus. For example:
- Are there any mandatory seminars for freshmen? If so, what type
of information is distributed?
- Find out what type of information the resident advisors (RAs)
are given. Many women in crisis turn first to their RAs, therefore
it is critical that RAs have information about local crisis pregnancy
centers and other pregnancy services, not just the student health
clinic and local abortion providers.
- Find out what type of information and support house mothers of
sororities on your campus provide to women facing crisis pregnancies.
Don't assume that chaplains are aware of pregnancy resources, either.
Again, these people may be the first that students turn to for guidance
and assistance in crisis situations, so it is imperative that they
have the necessary information to provide referrals to crisis pregnancy
Assess the psychological counseling services available on campus. These
counselors often work with women facing unplanned pregnancies.
- What is the overall attitude toward women facing unplanned pregnancies?
Do they receive help? Do they receive information on all options?
Once you have discovered
where and what the need is on your specific campus, create a plan of
action. Discuss the needs of your particular campus with the other members
of your pro-life group. Decide what you can do according to your size,
funds, and availability. Match your group's strengths with the various
ways to work with FFL.
If at any time you
have questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org,
or call the national office at (703) 836-3354.
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