Every October, tens of thousands of students across the United States and in other countries join together for the Pro-life Day of Silent Solidarity — when they silently stand up for unborn children killed in abortions.
The day sees students at college and university campuses join their peers in high schools and junior high schools to put red tape over their mouths or adorn their arms with red armbands and to pass out literature letting their friends know why they are taking a vow of silence for the entire schoolday. Every year on the third Tuesday of October for the last eight years, the event has had a tremendous impact — changing hearts and minds on abortion and saving, in 2010, 32 babies from scheduled abortions.
“While hearing about babies being saved is always amazing, this day is about so much more than just that. This day is about a generation taking a stand against the worst genocide that has ever plagued our planet. This is about young people who have decided to be a voice for the 1/3 of their generation who will never have one,” says Bryan Kemper of Strand True, the sponsoring organization.
“Students from over 3,800 campuses in 29 countries came together as once voice, a silent but deafening voice,” Kemper said of last year’s event. “They came together to give dignity to the thousands of precious babies who lose lives to lies of so-called “freedom of choice” every day.”
This year, Kemper says he expects a bigger participation level for the event because so many unborn children have lost their lives.
“Since January 22, 1973 over 50,000,000 babies have had their voices silenced through surgical abortion in this nation alone,” he said. “Over 4,000 children have their lives taken each day in the name of choice. Over 4,000 women are emotionally damaged every day.”
“On October 18th, 2011, people from all over this nation will give up their voices for a day in solidarity for these children. Red arm bands and duct tape will identify them as taking part in the Pro-life Day of Silent Solidarity. They will carry fliers explaining why they are silent and educate others about the plight of the innocent children we are losing every day,” Kemper continues. “Are you willing to give up your voice for a day for those who will never have a voice?”
And for Kemper, one of the best parts of the Pro-life Day of Silent Solidarity is hearing the reports from students who participated.
“I love reading the stories about the babies saved, but I also love reading the stories about kids who faced persecution and never backed down. I love reading about these courageous young people who stood up to their schools who were trying to silence their voice and take away their rights,” Kemper says.
“One of the biggest things I notice about young people that separates them from adults is that they still believe we will win this battle. I know that there are still a few of us older folks out there that believe, but these youth are so on fire and have no doubt that we will stop this holocaust. They actually believe that God is bigger than abortion, and that is why I will work with them until the day I die,” he concludes.
Registration is free for student, who can participate by going to https://www.silentday.org/