“Someday, history will look back on the pro-life movement with the same favor that they now regard the civil rights movement.”
Since as far back as she can remember, Lauren has been concerned about the plight of the preborn. “My first memory comes from when I was 7,” she recalls. “I was arguing with another little girl about abortion.” Although her parents weren’t overtly pro-life, their Catholic faith instilled in Lauren and her siblings the belief that all life is precious and deserves protection.
“As an 11-year-old homeschooled girl, I spent a lot of time on the Priests for Life website, learning everything I could about abortion.” Lauren remembers questioning how something so vile and violent could happen in our country. “I thought about how one-third of my generation had been violently killed, and I vowed to do something about it.”Someday, history will look back on the pro-life movement with the same favor that they now regard the civil rights movement. Click To Tweet
After graduating from Ave Maria University in Florida, Lauren dedicated her career to working for pro-life organizations — including Texas Right to Life, where she learned everything she knows about protecting the preborn via legislation. She had the chance to work with many pro-life organizations in multiple capacities before being introduced to Human Coalition.
“I could see this was an organization that had figured out how to address the abortion problem, and they were actively going about solving it,” Lauren recalls. She joined Human Coalition first as a Contract Writer, and then as Public Relations Manager. Several of her pieces have been published in The New York Times, The Human Life Review, and more.I could see this was an organization that had figured out how to address the abortion problem, and they were actively going about solving it Click To Tweet
Although her editorials have resulted in a vitriolic reaction from radical abortion supporters, Lauren is not deterred. “The hate mail and harsh criticism tell me we are hitting our target.”
Throughout 2017, Human Coalition sustained multipronged attacks on social media, within traditional media, and at several of our women’s care clinics. Lauren spearheaded the effort to respond to these assaults on behalf of Human Coalition. She says the malice that’s been directed at her “pales in comparison to being a part of an organization where you see actual lives being saved on a daily basis.”
Looking ahead, Lauren has embraced Human Coalition’s theme for 2018: “Let Justice Roll.” “I meditate on justice a lot during my prayer time. As a Catholic, I believe justice and mercy are intricately linked.” Lauren goes on to describe how she prays God’s mercy will inform her message. “In practice, I believe we need to deliver justice through mercy.”
As a Millennial, Lauren is hopeful about what the future holds for abortion in America. “I truly believe from the bottom of my heart that my generation will end abortion in my lifetime.”I truly believe from the bottom of my heart that my generation will end abortion in my lifetime. Click To Tweet
She goes on to explain, “You don’t have to teach my generation that abortion is wrong… we already know it. When we look at an ultrasound image, we can see with our own eyes that the fetus in the womb is a life.”
Although the media may characterize the pro-life movement as outdated and waning, Lauren confirms that Millennials are the most pro-life generation in America. “Polls show that more Millennials are rallying to end legalized abortion than [any generation] before [us].”
When asked where she sees the pro-life movement going, Lauren answers, “My hope for the future is that my generation will no longer sit idly by and wait for someone else to end abortion. Instead, [I pray] they would find the courage to speak out against it.”
Lauren also prays that 2018 brings us closer to the day when abortion in America is ended. “I want people to find the courage to speak out for the preborn – even in the face of adversity. Someday, history will look back on the pro-life movement with the same favor that they now regard the civil rights movement.”
Join Lauren and everyone at Human Coalition in leading the effort to restore justice for the most vulnerable and oppressed people group in America: preborn children.