Students for Life Pledges Support For Pro-Life Walkout
WASHINGTON D.C. (03-28-18) – As high school and college students across the country prepare to join a student-initiated #ProlifeWalkout on April 11 at 10 a.m. in all time zones, Students for Life of America President Kristan Hawkins announced that resources, legal help and training will be available for all who want to take a stand for life, to remember those lost to abortion, to call for support for mothers and their pre-born infants and to demand that Planned Parenthood be defunded. With more than 1,200 college and high school chapters, SFLA’s specialty in empowering students with tools and training will be employed, along with leading pro-family and pro-life organizations, to support the walkout that California high school student Brandon Gillespie called for after his history teacher was suspended for talking with students about whether pro-life students would get the same support for their human rights concerns as those who engaged in the walkout regarding gun violence.
Gillespie said that so far his fellow students have been supportive of his effort to draw attention to all the lives lost from abortion. “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,” said Gillespie.
LEARN MORE AT prolifewalkout.org where students will be connected to experienced team members standing by to support the student-lead efforts with sample promotional flyers, press releases to send to local media outlets, and legal advice about first amendment rights. SFLA will also be hosting a national training webcast before the #ProLifeWalkout.
“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 Hawkins. “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.”
Students interested in starting a Students for Life chapter on their high school or college campuses, can get more information by contacting SFLA here.