I need your help.
In the past four weeks, we have had three public schools attack the free speech of our Students for Life groups.
At the University of Alabama, school administrators removed our group’s pro-life display because it was “offensive.” It was only after our team dropped everything and put the national spotlight on Alabama, with thousands of e-mails and phone calls to administration officials, that the pro-life display was finally restored to its rightful place.
In Tacoma, Washington, we had to do the same thing when Wilson High School officials told the Students for Life group that we just started that their pro-life flyers were “too offensive.” Even though the Gay-Straight Alliance at the school was allowed to post flyers that said “Love knows no limits,” our pro-life group wasn’t allowed to post these simple flyers, because they might offend.
And after doing all that they could to delay our new Students for Life group from starting at Branford High School in Connecticut, including one administrator who actually threw our group’s life-like fetal models off their education table, officials told our group that they weren’t able to host events on campus or pass out educational flyers because pro-life was “too controversial and offensive,” even though other student clubs were allowed.
Every day across America, we see pro-abortion administrators play the apologist for the abortion industry. In fact, at every public high school Students for Life has started a pro-life group in this year, we have had to get our lawyers involved. Every one.
This treatment of pro-life students is sickening.
However, I’ll agree with them on one thing — that abortion is offensive – to babies and their mothers – and that’s why you and I will never stop fighting abortion until it is completely abolished within our lifetime.
And that’s why at every school this has happened, your team at Students for Life has been there. Dropping everything to help these courageous student leaders…ensuring they have the very best in legal representation and sending team members to each school in order to train each group in how to handle media interviews and controversy on campus and re-assure them when their peers say horrible remarks.
Because that’s our mission – to empower and equip this generation.
But I have to admit – crisscrossing the nation standing up for these beleaguered Students for Life groups has already blown a hole in my spring budget. I knew we had to be in Alabama, Washington, and Connecticut. There was no option…because we couldn’t have left these new leaders to face the controversy alone. When we start Students for Life groups, we promise the group leaders that we will always be there for them, and we mean it.
But now it really has cut back on what I can do.
We are about $26,032 short heading into April and right in the middle of our What Has Roe Done for Us? Tour, which is doing spectacular work on the ground (saving babies, changing minds, and helping post-abortive women find healing)! I don’t want to have to scale back, or worse be forced to call them back home…
Thank you for all that you are allowing us to accomplish, for all of the student leaders you are allowing us to empower and equip! Because of you….at every school we have been challenged, Students for Life has been victorious as we stand up for our rights.
Because of you, we are turning the tide in our nation, one school at a time.
President, Students for Life of America
PS: I can’t tell you how proud I am of our groups in Alabama, Washington, and Connecticut. When most folks would have hung back, these courageous students stepped up. That’s the sort of dedication that will bring the abortion industry to its knees! Even if you can give just $35 or $15 today – THANK YOU for standing with SFLA.