- Morning Sickness. Most first-time moms are not showing until nearly halfway through pregnancy. It is possible that the woman trying not to vomit on the train is pregnant and you just don’t know. If you conjure up that image, it might motivate you enough to offer your seat to every woman on the train.
- Sacredness of New Life. We live in a very pro-abortion culture. Being gracious with pregnant women, especially in notoriously pro-abortion states is a great way to acknowledge that something unique and special is going on in her life.
- Be a Witness of What Men Should Be. Even if she has a hard time appreciating the goodness of that. Men should be kind, sacrificial, and courageous. Even as a stranger, you might be the only example of a man who was kind to her. Sadly, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, 1 in 6 women are abused for the first time during pregnancy.
- Don’t Be Distracted. Many of the people I noticed on the train were on their phones and never looked up. Being too distracted to do the right thing is never a good excuse. It takes discipline to stay aware of the world around you, especially when you have a long commute. The more you pay attention, the more opportunities you will likely see for offering help.
Copyright 2020 Caroline Hoffmann About the author: Caroline Hoffmann lives and works in Washington, DC as an events coordinator for a nonprofit addressing religious freedom issues. She is passionate about pro-life issues, having worked at an amazing pregnancy center in northern Indiana after college. She and her husband are excitedly expecting their first baby in March 2020.
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