Pro-Life Students Will Take Vow of Silence to Protest Abortion

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Sep 27, 2005   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

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by Steven Ertelt Editor
September 27, 2005

Washington, DC ( — Protests are normally an occasion to scream and shout about a political subject. However, next month, pro-life students will use a different tactic to protest abortion — they’ll keep their mouths shut in silence to make their message heard loud and clear.

Stand True Ministries is gearing up for the second annual Students’ Day of Silent Solidarity on Tuesday, October 25.

On this date, students from hundreds of college and high school campuses in both the United States and Canada will take a vow of silence to express their contempt for abortion — which has claimed one-third of their generation and continues to take the lives of over 4,000 babies per day in the United States alone.

"Thousands of American babies are permanently silenced every day by the violent act of abortion," said Bryan Kemper, president of Stand True Ministries. "This day is in honor of those children, and we will stay silent as an act of solidarity with these innocent victims."

Students will not only remain silent, but 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.

"This year’s response to this event has been astounding," said Kemper. The event is a month away and we have commitments to participate from students and groups at over 350 campuses throughout North America.

"These students are excited to have a united opportunity to stand up for the babies with fellow students from around the country in a peaceful and effective manner," said Kemper. "We have received many e-mails from students thanking us for giving them this opportunity, and telling us how excited they are to promote the event."

The Students’ Day of Silent Solidarity is Tuesday, October 25. There is no cost to participate. Flyers are available as PDFs to download at or