Oftentimes, students ask if it is possible to start and grow a pro-life student group at a community college, and the answer is YES. This month’s Group of the Month is a courageous pro-life group from Linn-Benton Community College of Albany, Oregon.
Linn-Benton Students for Life are committed to “promoting respect for life at LBCC and in the surrounding community, educating on life issues, and helping those in need so life is a promising choice.” This March, Linn-Benton Students for Life hosted SFLA’s What Has Roe Done Display, thereby educating their campus about the risks of the abortion and the aftermath of Roe v. Wade. A week before the Roe display, they hosted a panel of post-abortive women, which set the stage perfectly for the display by sharing the powerful stories of women in their community.
In addition to their efforts on campus, LBCC Students for Life are active in their region. These students joined SFLA’s special forces team which protested the pro-abortion demonstrators at the Walk for Life. Moreover, they attended SFLA’s West Coast Conference where they were able to train alongside fellow student leaders and activists. The students took these skills back to their community, and recently, several students protested a political candidate who publicly announced that her personal pro-life views would not motivate her towards legal action to overturn pro-abortion laws. The students planned and orchestrated this protest on their own initiative.
Community college pro-life groups are a great asset to the college pro-life movement. Thank you, LBCC Students for Life, for proving that community college groups are an effective and important part of the Pro-Life Generation!
- Read about LBCC Students for Life in the Albany Democrat Herald
- Watch LBCC students’ reactions to the Roe tour: here and here