OTTAWA, May 4, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - With the National March for Life in Ottawa less than a week away, the youth arm of Campaign Life Coalition, CLC Youth, is again offering their popular pro-life t-shirts, but with a new twist this year.
The front of the shirt typically states “I am/I love pro-life.” But this year, in order to give politicians a message that youth will no longer abide lukewarm or hostile sentiments towards life issues from their parliamentarians, “I vote pro-life” has been added to the other messages.
“This year we wanted to include the ‘I vote’ part because this is an important element of being pro-life,” Alissa Golob, coordinator for Campaign Life Coalition’s youth division, told LifeSiteNews. “CLC Youth really wanted to convey this message to young people who are just beginning to be able to take advantage of their civic duty.”
“CLC Youth thought of the design because we wanted to make statement shirts that people could wear to demonstrate their pro-life views,” Alissa explained, but added that, with the subject of abortion having been brought up in the House of Commons through MP Stephen Woodworth’s historic motion, the time is right to let youth express a political statement as well as show they are pro-life. Woodworth’s motion calls for Parliament to establish a special committee to consider when human life begins.
“At a time when the abortion debate is being brought up in the House of Commons, CLC Youth wanted to convey the message to all parliamentarians that there are tens of thousands of people who will stand up and only vote for pro-life politicians,” Alissa said.
The t-shirts are $20 each and will be sold on Parliament Hill before the March, and at the youth conference/youth banquet to be held at the Hampton Inn: but organizers urge participants to get them early as they sell out very quickly.
“The t-shirts sold out in a matter of hours last year, and I expect even greater success this year,” Alissa said.
The 2012 National March For Life will take place on Thursday, May 10 on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. This year’s theme is “Abortion Hurts Everyone.”
For more information visit the National March for Life website.