The Abolitionist Society of Oklahoma is a young organisation composed mostly of young people who, following in the footsteps of the slave-trade and slavery abolitionists of the 18th and 19th centuries like William Wilberforce, John Jay, and John Newton, seek to effect the total abolition of the most egregious of human rights violations that is currently occurring in the world.
We applaud those men and women who fought misinformation with truth and self-serving deception with honest, forthright, and reasonable argumentation and seek to emulate their approach in abolishing human abortion.
We strive to discuss the issues surrounding the topic of human abortion at the highest philosophical, scientific, and theological level, while full-heartedly and unabashedly acknowledging the fact that our principal motivations are theological and evangelical (ie, Gospel-based).
Yet we also seek to meet the needs of women facing unwanted/unplanned pregnancies with spiritual, emotional, financial, and medical assistance.
To that second end, we put together and hosted our first-ever Yard Sale for Heroic Women this past Saturday. Many families contributed stuff to sell, expecting nothing in return (not even a tax write-off), for the purpose of accumulating funds to assist heroic women - those who have faced especially financial difficulties and oftentimes pressure from others like boyfriends/baby daddies to put their child to death, yet decided to keep, love, and raise that child.
The response from the community was overwhelmingly positive. Our motivations and name were on full display, and it engendered virtually nothing but support, smiles, and thanksgiving on the part of patrons. One person bought a $5 item with a $100 bill and told us to keep the change, and others did similar.
You may read more about it at the Red Dirt Report; Andrew Griffin, the Red Dirt Reporter, was kind enough to write up our event and profile our position in a very fair and objective way.
The Lord blessed the event greatly; our revenue was ~5 times what we had originally anticipated, and as we said in our posters and handbills, all proceeds are going to benefit heroic young mothers; none of the funds are going into any sort of "all-purpose account".
Contact me and/or check out our site if you're interested in more information or in starting your own local abolitionist society.