Even though pictures of food, manicures, and selfies seem to be the dominant features on Instagram, there are ways to fill the pro-life gap by generating content that affirms the dignity of human beings at both ends of their lifetimes.
Here we offer five suggestions to show how pro-life you are when posting images to image sharing sites like Instagram and Snapchat.
Whether you hold an ultrasound of your own child or one of yourself when you weren’t yet born, these black and white images of preborn babies reveal the little person developing quietly in the womb.
This baby yawned and stretched during the ultrasound and it made it so much more real in this crazy phase of life, that soon enough I’ll be starting this baby thing all over again. #3under3 #babygaudet3 #blessed #momlife #prego #21weeks #ultrasound #camperlife #boyorgirl???????? Also since this baby was a good surprise I’m living in sweat suits until I find my maternity clothes in storage somewhere. ????????♀️#classy
2.) Wearing your pro-life T-shirts
The most popular subject your Instagram followers want to see is YOU. So why not include your pro-life T-shirt collection? Or if you’re going to take a thousand cute photos of your little niece, be sure she’s wearing some cool pro-life apparel.
3.) Write pro-life messages using the things around you
Memes and word art are extremely popular under the #prolife hashtag. Aside from the fact that these messages are typically created using creative software and typography apps, these pro-life messages aren’t all that engaging. By composing the message for the camera, you’re creating an image that shows craftiness, originality, and includes YOU.
A pregnancy loss feels like a permanent hole in the heart. Sharing your grief, even to online friends, gives witness to the dignity of the tiniest human being who never got to meet the rest of her family.
I had a stillborn at the end of my first pregnancy. I was 23. It was devastating. At the 20 week ultrasound it was obvious something was wrong, even I could tell. The ultrasound tech drifted off when she was doing her scan and hurried out of the room. A man came back and said I’m sorry. I started crying. I started going to a high risk medical facility. It looked like trisomy 18 they said, but the amniocentesis didn’t show any chromosomal abnormalities. There was never any formal diagnosis, just that these things sometimes happen and it shouldn’t happen again. I gave birth at 30 weeks and the baby hadn’t made it. Alexander Aaron West. It was hard with my body being all soft and my breast filling up with milk. It was hard burying him. It was hard going back to work having just had a baby (I was in the army) without actually having a baby. People came up and congratulated me and asked when I had my baby. Even though I could rationalize that they didn’t know, it was still painful and I wanted to wear a sign that said my baby died stop asking me. I still think about him. I use to wonder what I did wrong. I’m grateful I’ve had two healthy kids since then. ???? #realtalk #pregnancy #trisomy18 #mystory #stillbirth #stillborn #veganmom #vegan #griefsucks #grief #selflove #angel #angelbaby #angelbabies #loss #death #postpartumdepression #ppd
5.) Appreciate your grandparents’ legacy
Grandparents are just as responsible for your formation as Mom and Dad. Furthermore, they’ve acquired a lifetime of wisdom that exceeds you and your parents. By expressing your appreciation for them online, you set an example to your followers that honoring your mother and father includes honoring those who raised your mother and father.