National Pro-Life Student Efforts Save 32 Babies From Abortion on Tuesday
by Steven Ertelt
October 22, 2008
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — On Tuesday, hundreds of thousands of students at high schools and collages nationwide participated in the Pro-life Day of Silent Solidarity. With so many students raising the issue of abortion in conversations with friends and family, the group sponsoring the event says 32 babies were saved from abortions.
Bryan Kemper, president of the sponsoring organization Stand True Ministries, says he received emails from students from across the country who said they talked friends out of abortions.
"I spent most of last night choking back the tears as I started to hear back from students," Kemper told LifeNews.com. "The stories kept coming in about girls deciding to keep their babies and hearts being changed.
Students from over 4,700 campuses in 25 countries took part in this life-changing event yesterday. This is the fifth year of the Pro-life Day of Silent Solidarity and it keeps growing every year as more and more students are willing to give up their voice for those who will never have one.
The event involves students who wear red tape over their mouths in a vow to remain silent to "speak up" for unborn children. Others who need to talk during the day wear red armbands.
Kemper shared with LifeNews.com stories from some of the students who participated.
"I attend a Baptist college so I knew I wouldn’t get much of a chance to spread the word so after my last class I went down to the mall and was there for about 20 minutes before a group of teenage girls walked up to me and asked what I was doing. I handed them a paper and one started to cry," one student recounted.
"I took off the tape and asked what was wrong. I found out that 2 of those girls had just set up an appointment for an abortion. We sat and talked for almost an hour; it was clear that God was at work. Not only did these girls cancel the appointment but I had the privilege to lead them to the Lord," the student said.
Other students talks about how their message multiplied pro-life efforts.
"There were originally five people doing it this morning and by the end of the day it doubled," one student said.
Kemper said he was "honored and humbled to be part of this event."
"I pray my own children will have the courage and conviction to match the kids who participated in the Pro-life Day of Silent Solidarity," he said.
Related web sites:
Stand True – https://www.standtrue.com
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