National Pro-Life Generation Sidewalk Day – August 4th!
On August 4th, Students for Life of America is organizing their 3rd annual National Pro-Life Generation Sidewalk Day. We are calling the Pro-Life Generation to be on the front lines reaching out to women and saving lives.
Sidewalk Counseling is such an important and practical way to affirm life in your community. Many people sidewalk counsel regularly, but this is a unique opportunity to come together with students and community members across the nation all on the same day. It’s amazing to know you’re participating in something so important in solidarity with the entire Pro-Life Gen across the country.
If you would like to be a Sidewalk Captain and facilitate your city’s participation, please Contact Your Regional Coordinator.
As a witness on the sidewalks in front of abortion facilities, you are the last face these women see before they enter. You are their final hope; the last opportunity to turn around. Many have already made up their minds, but you have the potential to impact them in such a way that they may reconsider.
The young women (and men) who are entering abortion facilities need to see someone on the sidewalk they can relate to. The turnaround rate is even higher when there are counselors who look like peers. That’s why we need you.
Abortion victimizes everyone involved—moms, dads, workers, and babies. It is our duty to love them and reach out to them with the truth. We must make it our responsibility to provide love, compassion, truth, and support.
Before having a presence on sidewalks outside of abortion facilities, we must equip ourselves with the knowledge and information we need in order to confidently and compassionately approach women entering abortion facilities.
Click here to see last year’s Facebook Live with Lauren Muzyka (Sidewalk Advocates for Life).
Make sure to watch Lauren’s sidewalk advocacy training:
Also, check out the following do’s and don’ts for successfully participating in National Sidewalk Day 2018:
• PRAY for guidance
• Be peaceful, helpful, goal-oriented
• Smile and be joyful and pleasant
• Stay vigilant
• Have compassion
• Know the literature you have in your hand
• Back up what you say
• Show each woman that you care about her not just the child
• Project your voice
• Cross your arms/appear grumpy
• Wear a pro-life t-shirt
• Be aggressive
• Evangelize – save the preaching for later!
• Socialize / laugh
• Touch the person – be respectful of personal space
• Break the law (e.g. don’t touch the front door)
• Carry signs. If you’re counseling, stick to literature.
Will you join us on Saturday, August 4th, on sidewalks across the Nation?
Questions? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.