Monday October 18, 2010
Silence to Rock Thousands of Campuses Tuesday as Students Protest Abortion
October 18, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – On Tuesday morning, students from thousands of schools around the world will keep silence and refuse to speak as a protest against the silencing of countless innocent children by abortion.
Leaders of the Pro-life Day of Silent Solidarity, a project of Stand True – Christ Centered Pro-Life, say hundreds of thousands of students will lose their voice in solidarity with their brothers and sisters who will never have a voice. Last year Stand True heard from participants that over 80 girls canceled their abortions on the day of the event due to the silent campaign.
“By refusing to speak the students create a huge buzz and abortion will be the most talked about subject on campus,” said Bryan Kemper, President of Stand True Ministries. “This generation is fed up with the senseless violence of abortion and is determined to bring an end the abortion holocaust.”
Participants will also signal their solidarity with the unborn by wearing red armbands and/or red duct tape on their mouths, and distribute educational flyers to anyone who asks why they are silent. Students are instructed to be respectful to teachers and other officials, and to speak with them when required.
Many home-schooled students will also participate in the event by visiting local malls and other public areas to distribute flyers.
“As a father, youth leader and national pro-life leader, I believe we must give young people the tools to stand up for their faith and convictions,” said Jeff White, founder of Survivors. “The pro-life Day of Silent Solidarity is one of the most effective avenues for young people to take a stand for the most important cause of their generation; the fight for life.”
Over the past few years many schools have tried to stop students from participating. Every year. Attorneys from the Alliance Defense Fund defend these students and file lawsuits to protect their rights.
Legal help for students involved is available from the Alliance Defense Fund (1-800-TELL-ADF).
The Pro-life Day of Silent Solidarity is a Project of Stand True – Christ Centered Pro-life and co-sponsored by Students for Life of America, Priests for Life and Survivors.