Students Silent For Life
Special Report - October 16, 2012
Today, students across North Carolina join thousands of students across the country and globe in giving up their voices for a day to bring attention to the more than 50 million children who have been silenced by abortion in the last 40 years. October 16 marks the 8th annual Pro-Life Day of Silent Solidarity. On this day, participating students commit to silence for the day, wear pro-life t-shirts, wear red arm bands, or cover their mouths in red tape emblazoned with the word “LIFE,” and distribute fliers that explain “why they are silent and educate others about the plight of the innocent children” lost through abortion every day. This year’s event has special meaning as it also marks the 40th year since the U.S. Supreme Court legalized abortion nationwide with its Roe v. Wade ruling.
Participants in this year’s Pro-Life Day of Silent Solidarity, which include students from over 4,000 campuses in all 50 states and 39 countries, “stand in solidarity with those who are dying every day in the abortion holocaust.” In North Carolina, participants at 43 schools have officially registered to participate this year.
Started in 2004, the Pro-Life Day of Silent Solidarity is a project of Stand True and Priests for Life and is co-sponsored by LifeNews.com, Students for Life of America, and Survivors.
The Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) issued a press release Monday touting its willingness to offer “free legal assistance to public school students who participate in the Pro-Life Day of Silent Solidarity if their First Amendment freedoms aren’t respected.” ADF also published a legal memo “informing students of their freedom under the First Amendment to peacefully express themselves on public school campuses to promote awareness about the dangers, as well as the physical and emotion toll, of abortion.”
“We know that this event not only saves lives on the day of the event, but also has a continued effect throughout the year,” event director Bryan Kemper told LifeNews.com. “We hear from students all year who tell us that girls approach them about being pregnant because they remember them from the event. The students that take part in this event end up ministering to girls all year because they stood up for life on the day of the event.” Kemper continued, “Hearts are being changed, babies are being saved, and women are being spared the trauma of post-abortive pain. People are coming together in unity to promote a culture of life.”
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