by Steven Ertelt
October 22, 2007
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Students at more than 4,000 junior high and high schools as well as college campuses will join together on Tuesday to present a silent, positive message against abortion. As organizers prepare for the fourth annual Pro-life Day of Silent Solidarity, they’ve heard from tens of thousands of students who want to share their pro-life views.
Stand True Ministries has put together this annual event as a way for students to silently protest abortion by representing the voices of unborn children who can’t speak for themselves.
Bryan Kemper, the president of the group, tells LifeNews.com that, as of Monday morning, Stand True expects more than 100,000 students to raise the pro-life standard.
"The students are speaking loud and clear, they want an end to legalized child killing," Kemper told LifeNews.com.
"We are getting thousands of e-mails, comments and Internet messages from students thanking us for giving them a peaceful way to stand up and be counted," he said.
The event allows students to stay silent the whole day and distribute pro-life literature to their peers and teachers to explain why. Some students may not be able to be quiet the whole day but they will wear red armbands or a pro-life T-shirt to present the message.
Kemper presented some of the comments from students who are joining in the annual event.
"I was almost aborted! So I am standing for all the babies who weren’t as lucky as me," one student said.
"I’d just like to say that abortion is just utterly wrong," another student added.
"My mom had two abortions before me and she suffers from the emotional scares everyday. I always wondered what it would be like to have an older brother or sister and I’ll never know," the pro-life advocate continued.
Ultimately, Kemper said the day is an event meant "in honor of those children" and "we will stay silent as an act of solidarity with these innocent victims."
Many home-schooled students will also participate in the event by visiting local malls and other public areas to distribute pro-life pamphlets.
Over the past few years many schools have tried to stop students from participating and quash their First Amendment rights, but Kemper tells LifeNews.com that attorneys from the Alliance Defense Fund defend these students and file lawsuits to protect their rights.
Kemper said that, last year, his group heard from 16 girls who changed their minds about having an abortion because of the event.
Related web sites:
Pro-life Day of Silent Solidarity – https://www.silentday.org