In continuing with our practice of recognizing the impressive works of our student groups, Students for Life of America would like to recognize the following groups as March Groups of the Month!
Congratulations to UC Students for Life and IPFW Students for Life!
University of Cincinnati Students for Life
One word that is often used to describe our pro-life student groups is “courageous.” Throughout the year, these students confront the tragedy of abortion (and other life issues) with a great sense of responsibility and with impressive maturity. They understand that they are at the forefront of this movement. They are not going to be pro-life leaders. They are pro-life leaders. Every day, they courageously approach their peers with the hard facts about abortion and expose the truth about such organizations as Planned Parenthood. They do not shy from these issues even in the face of opposition and controversy.
One such courageous group is the University of Cincinnati Students for Life. These students made the bold decision to bring CBR’s Genocide Awareness Project and Created Equal’s Justice Rides to their campus. This decision certainly brought attention to the group and its efforts to expose abortion for what it truly is. However, it also incited a counter display that exposed the campus to 12 billboard-sized images of female genitalia. UC Students for Life stood vocally and actively responded to this outrageous display.
Thank you, UC Students for Life, and your courageous response in the face of adversity on your campus!
- Read more about how these students responded to “Re-envisioning the Female Body”: /2013/03/07/campus-planned-parenthood-vagina-panel-moved-to-abortion-facility/
- Find out what UC Students for Life are doing today: https://www.facebook.com/groups/190412604313375/
IPFW Students for Life
Another courageous group worthy of being recognized is IPFW Students for Life. This March, the IPFW Women’s Studies Programs hosted several events highlighting reproductive “rights” and celebrating the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. The series of events were designed to depict the theme “”Women’s Reproductive Rights: A Historical and Global Perspective.” One event was an artistic presentation by artist Heather Ault; this presentation entitled “4000 Years of Choice” glorified abortion and contraception.
This is how Michelle Landrigan, President of IPFW Students for Life, responded to this event:
“As a student at IPFW, and as a woman, I am deeply offended that the Women’s Studies Program sees abortion as the appropriate topic to celebrate during Women’s History Month. The Women’s Studies Program could have easily found prominent accomplishments of women to celebrate. Modern history alone has given us female trailblazers like suffragist Susan B. Anthony, aviator Amelia Earhart, civil rights activist Rosa Parks and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt, just to name a few. Women’s History Month is about paying tribute to the countless women who have made our world a better place, and should not be twisted to celebrate a procedure that ends a human life.”
The group’s responses to the Women’s Studies’ events were spread to the public by the local Journal Gazette, the Indiana News Center, and the News Sentinel. Moreover, these students chose to actively respond to this aforementioned pro-abortion event with a full month of Post-Abortion Awareness events throughout April. In particular, the IPFW Students for Life will feature Star Parker, Georgette Farney, and a discussion panel to answer the question “Does Abortion Affect Women?”.
IPFW Students for Life are another great example of courageous pro-life student activists! Thank you for your tremendous efforts to reveal the truth about abortion.
- Read more about the Women’s History Month events: http://www.indianasnewscenter.com/news/local/IPFW-Womens-Studies-Programs-Reproductive-Rights-Events-Stir-Debate-198837651.html
- Keep up-to-date with this groups latest events and activities: https://www.facebook.com/groups/30819837601/