National Pro-Life T-Shirt Week Will Reach Young Americans Against Abortion
by Steven Ertelt
April 5, 2010
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Tens of thousands of pro-life students will wear pro-life t-shirts to their middle school, high school and college campuses later this month. As they wear shirts with messages against abortion, they will be educating and informing their peers about the way abortion has killed 52 million Americans.
Seven years ago, the organizers of the Rock for Life youth pro-life group came up with the idea for a national pro-life t-shirt day.
Since the idea has become so popular with the youth and young adults — who polls often show are more pro-life than their parents — organizers expanded the day to a full week.
"Primarily, we are concerned with getting people to think of the child as a person from the moment of his or her biological inception. It is much harder to murder a person than it is to ‘remove a lump of tissues,’ and it is only when we finally get the nation thinking in those terms that we will be able to restore the right to life of our pre-born brothers and sisters," Scott Carroll, the project director for the event, explained.
"Just by wearing the T-shirt and being out there in public, you will help to accomplish that goal," he said.
Annie Casselman, the director of Generations for Life, a pro-life outreach to youth, is also on board and encourages young people to wear pro-life t-shirts.
"The great thing about wearing a pro-life T-shirt at your school, at work, or wherever, is that it gets people talking about the humanity of the unborn child and the violence of abortion — which a lot of people never think about," she said.
The event takes place from April 27 through May 3 and pro-life students are encouraged to wear their favorite pro-life t-shirts every day that week or as many days as possible.
Some students have encountered problems from school officials in wearing the shirts and they have been forced to remove them or sent home from school.
However, pro-life legal groups like the Alliance Defense Fund and Thomas More Society have provided free legal support for students and their families. In most cases, they’ve been successful in getting school officials to back down or restore the First Amendment rights of pro-life students wearing t-shirts against abortion.
Related web sites:
National Pro-Life T-Shirt Week – https://www.npltw.com
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