Each month, Students for Life of America recognizes one of our pro-life groups for their dedication and support of the pro-life movement. This month, we want to congratulate Roanoke Students for Life for winning May’s Group of the Month!
Roanoke Students for Life is unlike most of our other Group of the Month winners, being that it is a community of pro-life advocates who have come together for one purpose: abolish abortion.
In the month of May, the group took a big risk and reached out to women at the local Planned Parenthood in Roanoke, VA. The group met together to create gift bags for women who may be considering an abortion, along with an encouraging card for Mother’s Day.
Group members met at Planned Parenthood on the Saturday before Mother’s Day, when the facility performs abortions, and handed out the gift bags and cards to women who entered the facility.
Before going, the group’s president provided sidewalk counseling training to all members to be prepared for conversations with whoever they met that day. Wow- what a wonderful way to remind women that being a mother is a gift and start a conversation about saving their babies.
In addition to reaching out to women at Planned Parenthood, the group received training from Emily Brown from American Life League’s Life Defenders on everything related to Planned Parenthood. Students were amazed with how much funding Planned Parenthood receives each year from the U.S. government and how little Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) receive. Once educated, many group members made the decision to be more vocal about where their taxpayer dollars should go. Knowledge is power!
Thank you, Roanoke Students for Life, for continuing the fight to end abortion and showing compassion to women considering abortion even on Mother’s Day.