Young Americans are Taking an Active Pro-Life Stance Against Abortion

National   |   Shawn Carney   |   Nov 1, 2013   |   10:00AM   |   Washington, DC

“They’re so young!” That was the reaction of abortion advocate and former NARAL president Nancy Keenan when she walked out of Union Station in Washington, DC and saw the massive crowd at the March for Life.

She’s right – the pro-life movement is young and that is encouraging news. It’s not hard to find the next generation of pro-lifers — at 40 Days for Life vigils!

Enjoy this inspiring video from a 40 Days for Life event in Virginia attended by an entire school … as well as quick looks at other locations where youth are courageously stepping up to change the culture.


40 Days for Life national director David Bereit went with the entire student body of St. Michael the Archangel High School in Fredericksburg to go pray at the 40 Days for Life vigil in Manassas.

Watch this hope-filled short video that captures the excitement — and includes numerous students’ own words about the vital importance of youth involvement:

Share this video with any young people you know … and watch closely for a few national leaders who came out, and stay tuned to the end to see surprise appearances by second- and third-generation pro-life family members.


“We were very proud to be represented by the youth of three of our local schools on an abortion day when they marched and stood in the rain at the vigil site,” said Evelyn in Fort Wayne.

There was also an abortion center client who had an appointment for her abortion – but walked out soon after she arrived. “The abortionist had actually come out to the parking lot looking for her, but she took off right before that,” Evelyn said “She had not returned at all that day, so we are very hopeful that she will not be back!”


“We had members of the Confirmation class and youth group at St. Stephen Parish in Framingham pray outside a Planned Parenthood facility in Boston on Sunday afternoon,” said Rita in Boston.

“There were prayers in English and Spanish and some had made their own signs. It was wonderful to have the younger generation with us giving witness to life!”




“We had two local church youth groups join us on the streets,” said David in Marysville. “They were really moved by the experience and are both coming back out.”.

He also spoke with the music director at his church, who wants to have their girls’ choir sing at the vigil site. “There have been so many amazing things that have happened that I can hardly remember them all,” he said. Note: Shawn Carney is the campaign director for the 40 Days for Life pro-life prayer campaign against abortion.