New Pro-Life Website, Educates and Activates Pro-Lifers to Speak Up

Champaign, IL — is a new website to educate pro-lifers and help them to be active at spreading the pro-life message.  “We want pro-lifers to have the basic facts and reasons for the pro-life position at their fingertips,” said John-Paul Deddens, Director of Students for Life of Illinois (SFLI), a collegiate pro-life organization that built this site. “I believe that equipping pro-lifers with well organized facts and arguments will hasten the end of abortion.” He said.

The opening of this website also coincides with the “I’m Pro-Life, Ask Me Why!” Day of Action on November 11th. On this day, participants will use the knowledge gained from the website to tell others why they are pro-life. They will wear buttons and t-shirts with the phrase “I’m Pro-Life, Ask Me Why!” to provoke the dialogue.

The facts and figures come from Sharing the Pro-Life Message, a book released by the Pro-Life Action League. This book is a quick reference for answering the common pro-choice reasons for supporting abortion. “Now more than ever pro-lifers need to be equipped to confidently defend the pro-life message. This little handbook gives you all the answers you need to win friends and neighbors over to the pro-life side.” Said Eric Scheidler, Executive Director of the Pro-Life Action League.

Deddens works for the collegiate pro-life movement, but created the website to help both college students and the general public.  “This website serves two groups. First, it provides an ‘Activism Day’ for our student groups,” he said “And second, for all pro-lifers to have online access to a tool to empower them to say: ‘I’m Pro-Life, Ask Me Why!’”

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Contact: Katy Malley
Source: Students for Life of Illinois
Publish Date: November 10, 2009
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