Students Organize Nationwide Pro-Life Walkout to Draw Attention to Babies Killed By Abortion Violence

National   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Mar 28, 2018   |   3:12PM   |   Washington, DC

Pro-life students are organizing a national Pro-Life Walkout on April 11 to remember the over 60 million victims of abortion in America.

The event originated with Sacramento, California high school student Brandon Gillespie after after his history teacher was suspended for talking with students about whether pro-life students would get the same support as those who engaged in the walkout regarding gun violence, according to Students for Life of America.

“I just want to spread awareness about the cruel things that are happening in Planned Parenthood clinics across the country, the cruel murder of these children who have done nothing wrong,” Gillespie said.

The Pro-Life Walkout is scheduled for 10 a.m. April 11 (local time) and will last 17 minutes.

Students for Life has resources for students who would like to host similar walkouts at their schools. The Thomas More Law Center also is offering legal guidance to students who want to participate.

“Every day, Planned Parenthood violently ends the lives of 880 children. Every day, Planned Parenthood targets this generation in school and online to trap us in their predatory business cycle. And for many of us, every day, we are silent, but Enough is Enough,” said Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life.

She said they will provide guidance, promotional materials, press releases and other information to students who want to stand up against the violence of abortion on April 11.

“It’s time that the #prolifegen stands up to the violence of abortion and those who perpetrate it. It’s time we clearly demand that our nation defunds Planned Parenthood and abolishes abortion now,” she continued.

The legal group urged students to follow standard school policies and get the necessary permission from their school prior to the walkout.

“The law center will provide legal help, free of charge, to students as they prepare to exercise their constitutional rights to stand up for life and to students who encounter a pro-abortion double standard at their schools,” said Richard Thompson, president and chief counsel of the law firm.

Every year, nearly 1 million unborn babies are aborted in the United States. Since 1973 when the U.S. Supreme Court handed down Roe v. Wade, about 60 million unborn babies have been aborted.