Meet Jennie Stone
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Name: Jennie Stone
Previous/Current Occupation: Student at Texas A&M University, contributing blogger and assistant editor at Live Action
Church: St. Mary’s Catholic Church
Major and classification: Spanish, Class of 2012
Any passions/interests?: Aside from my pro-life work, I really enjoy working out. I’ve run several half marathons and would like to run a full one (someday!)
How did you become a volunteer/why are you involved?
I’ve been involved in the movement since I was just a kid. I wrote my first paper on abortion at age ten. I gave my first speech on it at thirteen. When I was sixteen, I founded my high school’s pro-life club which still exists and is active to this day, over five years later. I have worked with pro-life organizations such as Heroic Media and Texas Alliance for Life. When I got to college, I became an officer of the Pro-Life Aggies and a regular volunteer at the Coalition during my sophomore year (at that time, they were just starting to build their new house across the street from Planned Parenthood—it was great to be involved in its construction). I am involved with the Coalition because I appreciate their desire to end abortion in a peaceful, prayerful manner that sets out to help women and their children in a compassionate way.
Why you are pro life (is there a story here?): I am pro-life because I believe that every human being is endowed with the right to life. It is not merely a privilege bestowed on humans by humans—it is the most fundamental of all rights, and it must be protected. The most vital aspect of being not just a Christian, but a decent person, is putting the needs of others before yourself, even if it proves inconvenient for you.
Any additional thoughts (comments): I am not only pro-life for the unborn. I am pro-life for them after they are born, for their mothers, their father, and their families. I am pro-life for the clinic workers, for those who rally for abortion rights, and those who demean pro-life activists. Being anti-abortion is just a fraction of being truly pro-life—it means we must care about every human person’s life, respect their dignity, and reach out to them with kindness and compassion. I don’t think God would ever tell us “you are showing too much kindness to that person. Judge them more harshly.” I am involved in this movement, especially sidewalk counseling, to prove that I care about, not condemn, those who enter Planned Parenthood.