Thursday, October 16, 2008
Pro-life day of silence
Hundreds of Thousands of Students Will Refuse to Speak on October 21st,
as They Stand in Solidarity with Those Who are Killed Every Day by
Stand True hosts 5th annual Pro-life Day of Silent Solidarity Tuesday,
Contacts: Bryan Kemper, President, Stand True Ministries ,
937-339-5648, 540-538-2581 cell
TROY, Ohio, Oct. 1 / Christian Newswire / -- Stand True,
Christ-Centered Pro-life, will hold its fifth annual Pro-life Day of
Silent Solidarity ( www. silentday. org ) on Tuesday, Oct. 21. Hundreds
of thousands of students will be taking a vow of silence to stand in
solidarity with their brothers and sisters who are permanently silenced
by abortion. Last year students from over 4,600 campuses in 19 countries
participated and the growth this year is exponential.
"The students are speaking loud and clear, they want an end to
legalized child killing" said Bryan Kemper, president of Stand True
Ministries. "We are getting thousands of e-mails, comments and internet
messages from students thanking us for giving them a peaceful way to
stand up and be counted."
Here are just a few of the comments we have received from the
"I was almost aborted! So I am standing for all the babies who weren't
as lucky as me."
"I'd just like to say that abortion is just utterly wrong. My mom had
two abortions before me and she suffers from the emotional scars every
day. I always wondered what it would be like to have an older brother or
sister and I'll never know."
"This is one of the most powerful and influential stands I've ever been
called to be a part of, awesome guys."
"All I want to say is I once was pregnant and didn't even think about
what I was doing when I had an abortion. At the time it seemed like a
good idea, but then I realized what I had done and felt so horrible. I
just couldn't help it, I started crying. Then I heard about this and
wanted to be a part of it. I want to give a voice to the child I didn't
have, so I really take this to the heart and will do this with much
"Thousands of American babies are permanently silenced every day by the
violent act of abortion," said Kristan Hawkins, Executive Director of
Students for Life. "This is a day for pro-life students to honor those
children as they stay silent as an act of solidarity with these innocent
Students will not only remain silent but will also wear red armbands
and/or red duct tape on their mouths, and distribute educational flyers
to anyone who asks why they are silent. Many home-schooled students will
also participate in the event by visiting local malls and other public
areas to distribute flyers.
Participating students are instructed to be respectful to teachers and
other officials and to speak with them when required.
Over the past few years many schools have tried to stop students from
participating and quash their First Amendment rights. Every year,
attorneys from the Alliance Defense Fund defend these students and file
lawsuits to protect their rights.
There is no cost to participate in the event. Flyers are available for
download in PDF format at www. silentday. org or www. standtrue. com .
Legal help for students involved is available from the Alliance Defense
Fund ( www. telladf. org or 1-800-TELL-ADF).
Editors: Bryan Kemper of Stand True 937-339-5648 (office) or
Kristan, Hawkins of Students for Life of America is available for
comment at, 703.351.6280 (office) 240.678.9620 (mobile)
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