By Alicia Frick, Great Lakes Regional Coordinator
Crusaders for Life in Columbus, OH is a group of fantastic high schools students. Even though they are a relatively new group, they are already making a huge impact in their community. President Gabriel Vance, an SFLA Thaddeus Stevens Fellow, was inspired after attending Students for Life’s National Conference, to go home and start a group at Big Walnut High School in Sunbury, Ohio. The student group quickly expanded beyond Big Walnut High School and now includes Westerville North and St. John Neumann High Schools, becoming Crusaders for Life. At the end of September they put together a daylong conference in their community for pro-life students. The conference titled “Voices for the Voiceless” featured local and national pro-life leaders like Bryan Kemper from Stand True, Beth Vanderkooi from Greater Columbus Right to Life, Alicia Frick from SFLA and many others. The student group shared how they were making an impact in their community and why it is important to be active pro-life students fighting for the pre-born. The conference was free for the attendees (even better!), but instead asked for a diaper donation. Crusaders for Life donated all the diapers and baby supplies to their local pregnancy help organization. The conference had over 80 students attend! What a fantastic job these students are doing, and what a huge impact they are having on their community. Way to go, Crusaders for Life!