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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

"Stop Killing The Dream"

Students Fight to Realize Dr. King's Dream During Black History Month

"How can the Dream survive if we murder the children?" asks Dr. Alveda King, Civil Rights Activist and niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  Starting with this question,
Students for Life of Illinois (SFLI), a collegiate pro-life organization, has coordinated  the "Stop Killing The DREAM" campaign to educate college campuses on the effects of abortion on the African American community.

"In honor of Black History Month, we want to make sure everyone knows the racist origins and motives of the abortion industry," said John-Paul Deddens, Director of SFLI.

On Wednesday, February 25, 2009, with the blessing of Dr. Alveda King, students at several Illinois campuses will bring this message to their dorms, dining halls and student unions. Students will be spreading the word on campus in solidarity with pro-life groups from schools including the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Loyola University Chicago, Illinois State University, Lewis University, Bradley University and the Illinois Institute of Technology.  (
Click here for a video with Dr. Alveda King addressing the SFLI Activism Day: Stop Killing The DREAM!)

Dr. Alveda King expressed her support saying, "Students for Life of Illinois, you're doing a good job. Activate the whole community, the whole nation. Get that message out there every way you can."

Student leaders will utilize (created by SFLI) as a resource to educate themselves and others. The website has several videos and links ranging from Dr. Alveda King's civil rights message to undercover investigations of the racism of Planned Parenthood. Students plan to share the truth about how Dr. King's Dream is being killed by abortion. 

Contact: Alicia V. Torres
Source: Students for Life of Illinois
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Publish Date: February 23, 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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