This January 22nd marks 41 years of legalized abortion in America. Approximately 55 million innocent lives have been taken, resulting in 1/3 of our generation missing. As we approach the anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, we ask that you would join with Students for Life in taking a stand and educating your peers about the legality vs. morality of abortion. Begin to ask the question, “Just because abortion is legal, does it make abortion right?” History has proven that government can legislate a moral wrong, like slavery. But, will we allow this injustice to continue?
It’s time to rise up as the Pro-Life Generation and speak out about the immorality of abortion, even though it is legal. Violence against another human being is never a human right. Will you take a stand with us?
This month’s box includes the following materials: 20 flyers, 10 Human Life International’s “Exceptions: Is Abortion Ever Permissible,” Talking Points Sheets, 10 Human Life International’s “Does Abortion Save Lives” Talking Points Sheets, and 20 “10 Responses to a Pro-Abortion Politician Brochure.”
Please email Missy to request your Box. Include your NAME, SCHOOL, STUDENT GROUP, and ADDRESS. Boxes will ONLY be sent to active high school student groups, while supplies last.
It is important that your group develops a list of talking points to use when discussing legality versus morality. Here are some helpful pages to review to prepare you to explain U.S. past and current abortion laws in the United States:
- The Legal History of Abortion
- General Abortion Facts
- Why do State Laws Matter?
- Legal Analysis of Roe v. Wade
- Legal Analysis of Doe. v. Bolton
- Does Legal Abortion Save Lives? (HLI)
- Exceptions: Is Abortion Ever Permissible? (HLI)
- Overview of Abortion Laws (Guttmacher, 2013)
Learn how to better defend your pro-life values in the face of common logical fallacies used by pro-aborts. Review “5 Logical Fallacies Pro-Aborts Use and How to Respond.”
Provide Real Help & Resources
When you are talking to your peers about abortion, you may encounter a friend who has had an abortion or may be pregnant. You should always be prepared to offer direction towards counseling and support organizations. If she is pregnant, direct her to your nearest life-affirming pregnancy help center. If she has had an abortion, direct her to your nearest post-abortive support center or contact organizations like Rachel’s Vineyard.
Mark Your Calendar
- Tuesday, January 21st SFLA National Conference (MD): Join thousands of your pro-life peers at the largest pro-life youth conference in the country!
- Wednesday, January 22nd National National Pro-Life March (DC): National Pro-Life March in the largest pro-life peaceful protest in the world with over 500,000 pro-lifers marching every year. Book your trip, and prepare to march!
- Saturday, January 25th Walk for Life West Coast (CA): West Coast pro-lifers- get down to San Francisco, and walk with over 50,000 pro-lifers for the 10th annual Walk for Life West Coast.
- Sunday, January 26th SFLA West Coast Conference (CA): Planning on attending the Walk for Life West Coast? You are in luck! SFLA is hosting a new conference this year for our West Coast students. Sign up today, and join us in San Francisco for our first annual SFLA West Coast Conference.
On the “To Do” List
This semester is going to fly by! Don’t forget to plan and prepare for the coming months and for next year. Here’s what you need to do:
- Hold an Executive Board meeting to discuss this semester’s plans. You should hold your student leaders’ meeting as soon as you return to school (before your first group meeting). Plan what events your group is committed to organizing, and create a plan of action to complete them. Make a “To Do” list for event details to be discussed at your first group meeting.
- Have your first Spring meeting. Discuss the upcoming events for this semester. Assign roles for the upcoming events. Plan final details for upcoming trips.
- Prepare leadership transitions. If your group has elected new leaders, or if you will be electing new leaders later in the semester, take time to train each new leader in their position. Pass along group binders, contact information, passcodes, and instructions. Meet individually to discuss each role and the expectations associated with this role. Talk to your SFLA Regional Coordinator about successful leadership transitions.
Events & Activities
Create “Free Speech” Wall – Ask permission to create a bulletin board in your hallway on which students can express their ideas as to why abortion should be legal. Write “Should Abortion Remain Legal?” across the top and leave markers taped to the wall so students can write their ideas. During breaks, ask members of your group to stand by the wall so that they can talk to those who write on it and discuss their answers. Be sure to check back periodically and make sure the content is appropriate.
Host a discussion panel to discuss the legality and morality of abortion – Ask local pro-life leaders to come and speak to your group about the legality of abortion and why it is morally wrong.
Organize educational tabling and flyering campaigns – For 2 weeks, hold a table with a display and handouts with current abortion statistics. Flyer with the posters that you received in your Event-in-a-Box.
Create a display of the approximate students missing from your school due to abortion – Use empty desks, flyers on lockers, tape on desks or lockers or any creative way to represent 1/3 of your school population missing.
Graphics & Flyers
Use these images from SFLA and other pro-life organizations to draw attention to abortion! It is easy to download and print these images as full page flyers, or to upload them onto your social media accounts. Never underestimate the power of 1 image.
*What did you think of this month’s High School Event-in-a-Box? Send comments to Missy at [email protected].