Gonzaga University Students for Life in Spokane, WA have worked tirelessly in February, not just to be a part of the national pro-life movement, but to create a movement for life on their campus through SFLA.
In February alone, the GU Students for Life group has done more than some groups combined do all year, but they haven’t stopped there. Their goal isn’t to do as many events as possible; their goal is to impact as many lives as possible.
In the first week of February, GU Students for Life brought five students, who drove seven hours, to join 25 other students from around the Northwest at the capital in Olympia, Washington to testify at the Parental Notification Senate Committee hearing against Planned Parenthood, NARAL, and an abortionist.
One of their amazing leaders gave her testimony immediately following a woman in opposition to the bill who had been raped when she was younger. The entire room was silent and unsure what to think. Our student got called up after her and instead of jumping right into making her point, she began by recognizing the woman in tears and told her that she is praying for her.
Other club members who were unable to attend further Senate and House committee hearings have since sent emails to their legislators and representatives to make sure their voices are still heard, even when they can’t physically be present.
Gonzaga University Students for life get it. They see the national movement that they are a part of, and they are willing to drop anything in order to provide needed support.
They also see the movement in their community. They have been praying with 40 Days for Life every other week outside Planned Parenthood, attended the Spring 40 Days for Life kickoff rally, and participated in a Sidewalk Counseling training, all in February alone. But it doesn’t stop there.
They are making a tremendous difference on their campus as well. On top of weekly meetings, they are currently holding a Life Week covering the theme, “Pro-Life is Pro-Woman.” It has consisted of hosting Sally Winn, President of Feminist for Life, to speak at their Pregnancy Resource Forum as well as multiple tabling events throughout the week, promoting pregnant and parenting resources, and hosting a “healing and wholeness” mass for women who have had abortions and miscarriages.
These students understand their mission on their campus, in their community, and in our nation for life. They are actively working to change hearts and minds, change our culture, and see lives saved.
That’s what this generation is about. That’s what every student should be working towards. It’s about the movement on your campuses across the country, and we are seeing lives saved because of it.