Historic national pro-life youth rally to take place after March for Life
December 15, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - On Wednesday, top U.S. pro-life groups announced that they will host the first-ever National Pro-Life Youth Rally to complement the annual March in Washington, D.C.
The rally will be held on Monday, January 24, 2011, the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton Supreme Court decisions.
The event, co-sponsored by Students for Life of America, Rock for Life, 40 Days for Life, and the Human Life Alliance, is being advertised as an opportunity for pro-life youth to gather with other young people from across America, take a stand for life, and learn how to save lives in their schools and communities.
“As recent polls have shown, the youth of America are the most pro-life generation since Roe v. Wade and we are working with that generation to end abortion in our lifetime,” commented Kristan Hawkins, head of Students for Life and Executive Director and Founding Organizer of the National Pro-Life Youth Rally.
“A quarter of our generation – possibly our best friends, siblings, or spouses – have been aborted. It is time for this injustice to end, and we look forward to hosting the first National Pro-Life Youth Rally to bring awareness to the greatest human rights battle of this generation,” she added.
The rally will be held on the U.S. Capitol Lawn in Washington, D.C. and kick off with music from award-winning Christian recording artists Barlow Girl, followed by national pro-life speakers such as Dr. Alveda King, former Planned Parenthood Director, Abby Johnson, David Bereit of 40 Days for Life, Kristan Hawkins of Students for Life of America, Erik Whittington of Rock for Life, Lila Rose of Live Action, and Ryan Bomberger of TooManyAborted.com.
Those who pre-register for the rally will be mailed a free Abolish Abortion, National Pro-Life Youth Rally bracelet that will guarantee entrance to the event. Because space will be limited at the Rally, organizers say that pre-registration is highly recommended.
Free Action Kits with pro-life literature, music download cards, and action materials will be be provided at the Rally to the first 5,000 participants.
For more information and to register, go here.