Pro-Life Day of Silent Solidarity Grows as Teens Prepare to Oppose Abortion
by Steven Ertelt
October 1, 2009
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — More and more teenagers and college students are preparing for the next Pro-Life Day of Silent Solidarity, where the ubiquitous red tape will be present again. Students from all 50 states and other countries will "speak up" for unborn children who can’t speak for themselves.
The sixth annual day will take place on Tuesday, October 20, with Bryan Kemper, the head of sponsoring organization Stand True, telling LifeNews.com that over 2,200 campuses in 21 countries have students registered to participate.
"The Pro-life Day of Silent Solidarity is on its sixth year and there are tens of thousands of people on thousands of campuses around the world," he said. "Hearts are being changed, babies are being saved, and women are being spared the trauma of post-abortive pain. People are coming together in unity to promote a culture of life."
Kemper says the impact is huge on the next generation of leaders by exposing them to the message that abortion hurts women and kills unborn children.
But the impact is also immediate and long-lasting.
"We just got another e-mail about a baby saved last year, the results keep coming in even a year later," Kemper told LifeNews.com.
Kemper says the Pro-Life Day of Silent Solidarity is an international event, even though its genesis is in the United States.
"Students in the Philippines have started a major campaign there and are translating the fliers for our web site," he said. Groups in Australia and New Zealand are launching web sites to grow the campaign in their countries."
Kemper says the event has been blessed by the support of guitar player Jeff Gilbert from the Christian rock band Kutless, who will be co-hosting a national conference call on October 13 in preparation for the event.
"We will be talking about different ways to get more involved in pro-life work and we will have a special announcement being made that night," he says.
The special event also has the endorsement of Patience Lord, Miss Wisconsin Teen 2009.
"I am so excited to be participating in this event," she told Kemper recently. "As Miss Wisconsin Teen, I am using my title to promote my many platforms & community service projects. I am also using my title to speak out to others on the issue of abortion. Together we can make a difference, one baby at a time."
Stand true has teamed up with Abort73, a company that makes and sells pro-life t-shirts, for a special limited edition shirt for this year’s event. There are only 16 days left to order the shirt and get it on time, Kemper says.
Over the past few years many schools have tried to stop students from participating and quash their First Amendment rights. Every year, attorneys from the Alliance Defense Fund defend these students and file lawsuits to protect their rights.
Many home-schooled students will also participate in the event by visiting local malls and other public areas to distribute flyers.
Related web sites:
Stand True – https://www.standtrue.com
Silent Day – https://www.silentday.org
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