Before I begin telling you what happened on Wednesday, can you make a tax-dedutible gift of $16, $32, or even $116 right now to our 2016 Supreme Court Fund?
On Wednesday, the Supreme Court heard what will be the most important abortion case since I was in elementary school. And because of you, Students for Life of America was there, organizing the pro-life movement’s rally and prayer vigil before the Court.
Our students got there on Tuesday night and stayed all night to reserve our rally space and use it as a time of intense prayer and worship. At 4am in Washington, D.C., you heard the worship songs being broadcasted through the speakers!
By 7am, things began to heat up as bus loads of paid pro-abortion protestors began to be dropped off. These protestors had no idea that what was being argued before the Court was simply about common-sense safety standards in abortion facilities. They just came ready with their, “Keep your Rosaries off of my Ovaries” and “My Uterus is More Sacred than Your God” signs.
I have to say that even though we were so proud to have more student leaders join us at the Court than ever before, we were still outnumbered. And as time quickly approached for our 10am press conference, we were flanked on both sides by the pro-abortion protestors.
Thankfully, we had our two large “We are the Pro-Life Gen” mesh banners that we use at the March for Life every year with us and had students hold those and link arms to try to stop the other side from infiltrating our rally space.
But even with that, we had pro-abortion protestors shoving our staff and students, trying to go under their legs to squeeze into our rally space and stand in front of the media cameras who were lucky enough to push through the crowd. Our video cameras we had set up to record our speakers kept getting pushed to the ground. And at one point, a pro-abortion protestor shoved past me and ran up on our stage and started screaming into our microphone.
Friends, I can easily say this was the most intense event I’ve ever engaged in.
The security teams for some of our speakers, like the Texas Attorney General, wouldn’t even let him come to the podium to speak as previously planned. Thankfully though, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Senator Ben Sasse, Senator Tim Scott, and several other congressmen and women were brave enough to get through the throngs of protestors and address our students.
Speaker Ryan even used our tagline when he addressed the crowd proclaiming, “We are the Pro-Life Generation and We are Here to Stand for Life.”
President, Students for Life
P.S. — ABC News followed me around on Wednesday for a special segment about the Supreme Court case. Watch the segment here: www.abcnews.go.com/Nightline/video/major-abortion-case-front-us-supreme-court-matters-37360984