Our team has a busy week ahead of us (which is nothing new, of course). The #Justice4Life van tour is underway, and dozens of pro-life advocates are joining SFLA at rallies, Planned Parenthood protests, and meetings with U.S. Senators. Many groups are even connecting with local pregnancy resource centers on the tour route; these centers are some of our most crucial allies in the battle against abortion. We are so excited to be able to provide our students with tangible opportunities like the van tour to help them grow in their leadership while doing something with a real impact. Confirming a pro-life nominee, in this case Judge Kavanaugh, to the Supreme Court will be a giant leap forward in overturning Roe v. Wade.
The main focus of the #Justice4Life tour is meeting with U.S. Senators to persuade them to vote affirmatively on Kavanaugh’s confirmation. Many of the Senators our team is visiting are “questionable votes,” making our presence all the more important. Throughout this week, we’ll have meetings with the office of Joe Manchin (West Virginia), Tammy Duckworth (Illinois), Claire McCaskill (Missouri), Dan Sullivan (Alaska) and Lisa Murkowski (Alaska). We are hopeful that even more will pop up!
Here at Students for Life, we like to make the most of our time. While the major focus of our tour is to meet with Senators and rally in support of Judge Kavanaugh, we also know we can’t lose sight of the enemy. Planned Parenthood (and other pro-abortion organizations) are attacking U.S. Senators with everything they’ve got in an effort to dissuade them from confirming Judge Kavanaugh. We aren’t real fond of that, so we’ll be protesting their abortion facilities wherever we go. These will include Parkersburg (West Virginia), Bloomington (Indiana), Columbia (Missouri), St. Louis (Missouri), Anchorage (Alaska), Fairbanks (Alaska), and more! Our students and team will be there to pray, chalk, and overall bear witness to the sanctity of life outside these outcrops of the nation’s largest abortion vendor.
But without darkness, there would not be light, so we’ll be visiting pregnancy resource centers everywhere we can (most of them are, thankfully, within a few miles of the abortion facilities). It is so important to impress upon our students that these centers are the safety net that will catch women in need after abortion is abolished. Therefore, it’s imperative that our young people know where they are, what they’re like, and what type of help they can offer.
We really hope that all pro-life advocates who live near one of our rally stops will join us. Our politicians need to see us showing up and being active; otherwise, they may give in to the extremely mouthy other side. SFLA exists to train and equip young people to make an impact on the abortion industry. Our students are ready to go the distance to end abortion – are you?