Silence Will Rock Thousands of Campuses
Tomorrow While Students Protest Abortion as Part of the 6th Annual
Pro-Life Day of Silent Solidarity
Tomorrow morning students from thousands of schools around the world
will refuse to speak as a protest against the killing innocent
children. Every day in America almost 4000 human persons are killed by
surgical abortion. The Pro-life Day of Silent Solidarity, a project of
Stand True, Christ-Centered Pro-life is observed by hundreds of
thousands of students who will lose their voice in solidarity with
their brothers and sisters who will never have a voice. Last year Stand
True heard back from participants about 59 girls who canceled their
abortions on the day of the event due to the efforts of the students.
"By refusing to speak the students create a huge buzz and abortion will
be the most talked about subject on campus," said Bryan Kemper,
President of Stand True Ministries. "This generation is fed up with the
senseless violence of abortion as is determined to bring an end the
Students will not only remain silent; they 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.
Students are instructed to be respectful to teachers and other
officials and to speak with them when required.
"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
Over the past few years many schools have tried to stop students from
participating and have tried to quash their First Amendment rights.
Every year, attorneys from the Alliance Defense Fund defend these
students and file lawsuits to protect their rights.
There is no cost to participate in the event. Flyers are available for
download in PDF format at www.silentday.org.
here (U.S.) or click
here (Canada). Students can also follow the event on twitter at www.twitter.com/prolifeday
Legal help for students involved is available from the Alliance Defense
Fund (1-800-TELL-ADF) or click
here for more information
also download a flyer stating your rights by clicking here.
Date: October 19, 2009
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coordinating body for local pro-life chapters representing thousands of
Illinois citizens working to restore respect for all human life in our
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persuasions, various faiths and diverse economic, social and ethnic
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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
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