Lila Rose: Young People, Social Media Key to Fighting Abortion

National   |   Jennie Stone   |   Jan 22, 2012   |   11:40AM   |   Erie, PA

Live Action founder and president Lila Rose was an honored speaker at the 34th Annual Pro-Life Breakfast in Erie, Pennsylvania on January 7th.  The event was hosted by People for Life in the Avalon Hotel.

Ms. Rose encouraged the hundreds of pro-lifers in the crowd to ponder their experiences within the movement, and admitted that initial involvement can be a little confusing. “How can I get involved?  What can I do?  How can I be useful?” She asked the crowd to consider these questions.

She explained that being young should not deter pro-lifers from acting on their convictions.  She and a group of friends founded Live Action as teenagers just looking for a way to share the pro-life message in their home town when there was not a prominent pro-life presence.

She emphasized the importance of Facebook, YouTube, and other social media networking tools as the “essential platform” in the fight to defend life and educate others about the reality of abortion and the deceptions of Planned Parenthood.

“People were receptive to learning the truth, especially young people,” she said.  “When they saw the tape, their eyes were opened, and they began to question the lies that had been fed to them.” This is especially true for our generation, who I believe will be ultimately responsible for the end of abortion in our country. Note: Jennie Stone writes for the Live Action blog and this column is reprinted with permission.