Pro-Life Youth Groups: Students Should Protest Obama Speech to Schools
by Steven Ertelt
September 4, 2009
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Three pro-life organizations for youth are asking students next week to protest a speech President Barack Obama will give that will be carried in schools across the country. They are asking students to make their peers aware of how Obama has relentlessly promoted abortion since taking over the White House.
In a Tuesday speech, Obama will address America’s returning students in a special address to welcome them back to the classroom and encourage them to excel in their education.
The speech, originally planned to discuss how America’s youth could assist the needs of Obama, was altered today and will instead address personal education goals.
However, because abortion has claimed the lives of 50 million unborn children since 1973, many of whom would be in classrooms next week, three pro-life groups say it is disingenuous.
In an effort to counter the Obama Administration’s pro-abortion agenda, Students for Life of America, Stand True Ministries, and Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust have joined forces and are encouraging high school students to make their voices heard and take action.
They are asking pro-life students to wear plain, white t-shirts with "Abortion Is Not Health Care" written in large letters across the front in an effort to protest Obama’s support for nationalized health care that will include government funded abortions.
Kristan Hawkins, the director of Students for Life of America, told LifeNews.com, "Students for Life acknowledges the very real danger in passing a nationalized health care plan, and we are doing everything we can to raise awareness about the dangers in this bill."
"On Tuesday, high school students will show that they do not support any health care legislation which proposes government funded abortions," she said.
Bryan Kemper, the president of Stand True Ministries, said even students need to understand what is at stake in the health care debate.
"By very virtue of Obama addressing our students in the classroom at such a critical time when he is dropping in the polls for his radical healthcare reform policies, it is important that students understand that this will be the largest expansion of abortion since Roe v. Wade,’ he told LifeNews.com.
"Students need to wear their homemade shirts and show school administration, staff, and faculty that indoctrination stops with them," he said.
Jeff White, the co-founder of Survivors, was more direct/
"I saw recently President Obama in a 2nd grade class on a little chair talking with the students. I wonder if he told them that just eight years ago he advocated the right to kill them," he said.
Parents and educators across the country have spoken out against showing the Obama speech and many school districts have pulled it from the classroom
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