Pro-life supporters observe day of silence

Today is the sixth annual Pro-Life Day of Silent Solidarity.

The pro-life observance is intended as a day of prayer and a day of solidarity with young people around the world who believe that life is precious. Students wear a piece of tape across their mouths and red armbands demonstrating their pro-life stance.

"Students around the world will be taking a vow of silence in solidarity with the almost 4,000 children who die from abortion every day," says Bryan Kemper of Stand True ministries. "We have students from over 4,700 schools in 25 countries who participated last year, and we expect even more this year."
Kemper, founder of the annual event, says they often hear stories of the effects the day of silence has on others. "Last year we heard back from 58 girls who cancelled their abortions that day," he explains. "That's 58 human beings that we know of who are alive today because of these students taking a stand."

The event website offers numerous resources for participants, including a letter written by the Alliance Defense Fund that explains to schools their students' right to stage such an event. The letter is designed to assist students if their school harasses them about participating in the Pro-Life Day of Silent Solidarity.

Contact: Charlie Butts
Source: OneNewsNow
Publish Date: October 20, 2009
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