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Monday, October 20, 2008

Hundreds of Thousands of Students from Over 4,000 Campuses in 22 Countries Take Part in Silent Pro-Life Protest Tomorrow


Stand True hosts 5th annual Pro-life Day of Silent Solidarity Tuesday, October 21st


Stand True, Christ-Centered Pro-life, will hold its fifth annual Pro-life Day of Silent Solidarity on Tuesday, Oct. 21. As of this morning hundreds of thousands of students from over 4,000 campuses worldwide have registered to take part in this groundbreaking event. Stand True expects more than 200,000 students to stand in solidarity with each other to bring attention to the holocaust that is killing almost 4,000 babies every day in the United States alone.


"The students are speaking loud and clear, they want an end to legalized child killing" said Bryan Kemper, president of Stand True Ministries. "We are getting thousands of e-mails, comments and internet messages from students thanking us for giving them a peaceful way to stand up and be counted."


Here are just a few of the comments we have received from the students.


"I got one girl to not get an abortion because I took a ZERO in class for this and she started crying. She pulled me into the bathroom and told me she was pregnant and was going to have an abortion and she said because of how much this meant to me she didn't! We both sat in the bathroom and cried for a few min. and she put the baby up for adoption!"


"I'd just like to say that abortion is just utterly wrong. My mom had two abortions before me and she suffers from the emotional scares every day. I always wondered what it would be like to have an older brother or sister and I'll never know."


"This is one of the most powerful and influential stands I've ever been called to be a part of, awesome guys."


"All of my friends want to do this yay! I was going to be killed by my birth mother but she kept me and I am now adopted and have loving parents!"


"Thousands of American babies are permanently silenced every day by the violent act of abortion," said Bryan Kemper, President of Stand True Ministries. "This day is in honor of those children, and we will stay silent as an act of solidarity with these innocent victims."


Students will not only remain silent but will also wear red armbands and/or red duct tape on their mouths, and distribute educational flyers to anyone who asks why they are silent. Many home-schooled students will also participate in the event by visiting local malls and other public areas to distribute flyers.


Participating students are instructed to be respectful to teachers and other officials and to speak with them when required.


Over the past few years many schools have tried to stop students from participating and quash their First Amendment rights. Every year, attorneys from the Alliance Defense Fund defend these students and file lawsuits to protect their rights.


"Thousands of American babies are permanently silenced every day by the violent act of abortion," said Kristan Hawkins, Executive Director of Students for Life. "This is a day for pro-life students to honor those children as they stay silent as an act of solidarity with these innocent victims."


There is no cost to participate in the event. Flyers are available for download in PDF format at or


Legal help for students involved is available from the Alliance Defense Fund ( or 1-800-TELL-ADF).


Contact: Bryan Kemper

Source: Stand True Ministries

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The IFRL is the largest grassroots pro-life organization in Illinois. A non-profit organization, that serves as the state coordinating body for local pro-life chapters representing thousands of Illinois citizens working to restore respect for all human life in our society. The IFRL is composed of people of different political persuasions, various faiths and diverse economic, social and ethnic backgrounds. Since 1973 the Illinois Federation for Right to Life has been working to end abortion and restore legal protection to those members of the human family who are threatened by abortion, infanticide and euthanasia. Diverse though we are, we hold one common belief - that every human being has an inalienable right to life that is precious and must be protected. IFRL is dedicated to restoring the right to life to the unborn, and protection for the disabled and the elderly.   Click here to learn more about the IFRL.