by Steven Ertelt
April 7, 2007
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — On April 24, pro-life youth in high school and middle schools across the country will join in opposition to abortion through another National Pro-Life T-shirt Day. The event is sponsored by Rock for Life, which uses partnerships with Christian rock bands like Sonicflood to encourage youth to stand up for their beliefs.
Erik Whittington tells LifeNews.com that "The momentum is building as pro-lifers nationwide are preparing to participate in the fifth annual National Pro-Life T-shirt Day."
He says this is the "one day out of the year that can help to save an untold number of lives as young people bravely put the pro-life message on their backs.”
This year’s event is expected to be a success as hundreds of schools, youth groups and individuals across the country have pledged to participate. The event got an extra boost when the award-winning popular Christian band SONICFLOOd signed on in support.
“We are in full support of young people actively living out their faith by wearing a pro-life t-shirt and spreading the truth about the sanctity of human life,” said Rick Heil of SONICFLOOd. “This is what it is all about – not being afraid to stand for the truth.”
Whittington said his group was excited that the popular band, known for its praise and worship songs, got behind the day.
“It’s always encouraging when groups and individuals who are in the position to influence so many use that power for a greater good," he told LifeNews.com.
"That is what SONICFLOOd does every day with their music and concerts and now they are taking it another step further by supporting the protection of the innocent babies in the womb," he added.
On April 24, young people across the country will participate by wearing shirts with pro-life messages. The group has formed relationships with pro-life law firms to protect student rights if school administrators give them trouble in wearing the shirts.
Related web sites:
National Pro-Life T-Shirt Day – https://www.NationalProLifeTshirtDay.com