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Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Pro-Life Students: 'Abortion is Bad for Women'


Pro-Life students from campuses around Illinois show that abortion is bad for women.


Students for Life of Illinois (SFLI), a collegiate pro-life organization, has coordinated pro-life students on several campuses to join together in order to challenge the assumption that abortion is good for women.  The “Abortion is Bad for Women” educational campaign will be hosted on campuses on Dec. 3.


“We want to challenge the commonly held assumption that abortion is a good thing for women,” said John-Paul Deddens, Director of SFLI. Students will be distributing literature that outlines several reasons why abortion is bad for women.  They will be spreading the word on campus throughout the day in solidarity with pro-life groups from schools including the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Loyola University, North Central College, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, Lewis University, Northwestern University, Bradley University and the Illinois Institute of Technology.


Student leaders have utilized educational podcasts created by SFLI to educate themselves on why abortion is harmful to women. They will then turn around and share what they learned with their peers on campus using posters, hand-outs and even facebook. Some students have already begun changing their ‘facebook statuses’ to broadcast the “Abortion is Bad for Women” message to their friends.


Students for Life of Illinois is a regional education and activism organization for pro-life college students.  “The assumption that abortion is a good experience for women has gone unchallenged for far too long on college campuses.  As long as our campuses blindly accept this false assumption, more women will be harmed by abortion and overlooked by the campus communities,” said Deddens.


Contact: Alicia V. Torres

Source: Students for Life of Illinois

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Publish Date: December 3, 2008

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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.

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