Bethany Bomberger:A ‘Pro-Life Mama’ and Co-founder of The Radiance Foundation, ‘Believes Every Child—Regardless of Circumstances—Has Equal and Irrevocable Worth’
October 11, 2021
WASHINGTON D.C. — As the public conversation surrounding abortion continues to heat up, many parents struggle with talking to their kids about such a precarious topic. So how do parents engage children and start an age-appropriate dialogue about being pro-life? Where do they start? Seeing as October is National Book Month, it’s a great time to celebrate books that inspire, inform and transform—and open the door to having these important conversations.
Bethany Bomberger, executive director and co-founder of The Radiance Foundation (Radiance, www.theradiancefoundation.org), loves to illuminate that every life—planned, unplanned, able or disabled—has purpose. She believes children should be part of the discussion about life that our nation is divided over. Bomberger wrote “Pro-Life Kids!”, a child-friendly book that uses rhyme and adorable illustrations to educate children about what it means to be pro-life. The ground-breaking picture book reinforces the value of every human being, in and out of the womb. Said Bomberger, “My goal with ‘Pro-Life Kids!’ is to give parents, teachers, pastors and other faith leaders a creative and memorable tool that can be used by anyone who is looking to share an age-appropriate pro-life worldview with children. It also includes pages of helpful resources and examples of how everyday kids can be pro-life in their communities.”
Bomberger continued, “Children are naturally pro-life. Sadly, they’re often taught that it’s okay to harm another innocent human being. Every human life has God-given purpose. We have to teach our children this truth before a broken world reaches them,” says Bomberger. “As a pro-life mama of biological and adopted children, I believe every child—regardless of circumstances—has equal and irrevocable worth. There’s no such thing as unwanted. We’re all wanted by someone.”
The bright and colorful children’s book highlights every person’s individuality, stating, “Pro-life means for life. We’re cheering for you. Your life is important—there’s only one you.” Depicting images of people of various ethnicities, abilities, and ages, Bomberger’s book focuses on how “it doesn’t matter your size or age, you have equal value no matter the stage.” In addition, “Pro-life Kids!” highlights options such as adoption and compassionate help from local pregnancy care centers.
Bomberger stated, “I want to empower parents, teachers, faith leaders, and any teen or adult who would like to convey an age-appropriate pro-life worldview to kids ages 2-12. Youth from the youngest ages are targeted with so much destructive ideology. ‘Pro-Life Kids!’ aims to counter that by celebrating our humanity and offering ways we can help shift culture.”
The Radiance Foundation is a faith-based, educational, life-affirming 501c3 nonprofit organization. Through creative ad campaigns, powerful multimedia presentations, fearless journalism, and compassionate community outreaches, The Radiance Foundation affirms that every human life has God-given purpose. The Radiance Foundation speaks to a variety of different topics, such as Critical Race Theory, the Black Lives Matter movement, the LGBTQ+ agenda, and other critical issues. Radiance has helped to lead congressional briefings and summits on Capitol Hill on abortion, adoption, and racism, as well as spoken to thousands of students on campuses around the world including Harvard, Trinity College, Princeton University, University of Notre Dame, Mizzou, Columbia Law School, Penn State University, Eureka College, and Arizona State University, among others.
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