Pro-life Day Of Silent Solidarity Coming
Special Report - October 15, 2009
Next week on October 20, students across the globe will give up their voices for a day to bring attention to the 46 million children who have been silenced by abortion. The sixth annual “Pro-life Day of Silent Solidarity” will be observed by students in over 2,700 schools in 24 countries on that day. Students will wear pro-life t-shirts, cover their mouths in red tape or wear red armbands emblazoned with the word “LIFE,” and distribute fliers. Students at 89 middle and high schools and college campuses in North Carolina plan to participate.
Students who choose to embrace silence on October 20 are encouraged to use the opportunity to pray. In most instances, they will distribute a simple flier to explain their motivation and actions. Students can download a flier with this explanation from the official “Pro-life Day of Silent Solidarity” web site to carry with them and distribute. The flyer reads:
WHY I AM SILENT
Every day in the United States of America over 4,000 American citizens are silenced against their wills. They have their voices permanently silenced and they never get the opportunity to speak on behalf of themselves. Today we stand in silent solidarity with those who have been silenced. Today we are silent, but by doing this we are being a voice for the one-third of our generation that will never have a voice. These victims are not only being silenced; they are being killed. The victims we stand on behalf of are not going to be mentioned on the news. The victims we stand on behalf of will not have a funeral. The victims we stand on behalf of were ripped from the safety and warmth of their mothers’ wombs. The victims we stand on behalf of were not blobs of tissue, but beautiful human persons, with hearts that beat, brains that gave out brain waves, and a soul. These are the victims of the abortion holocaust. Every day over 4,000 babies have their lives ended in the name of choice. Since January 22, 1973, over 46 million babies have died. The time is now to stand on behalf of these innocent victims. Visit www.standtrue.com to find out how to be a voice.
Bryan Kemper, founder and president of Stand True Ministries, started the event in 2004 on 300 campuses. Students on 4,700 campuses participated in 2008. Kemper says he was inspired by Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have Dream” speech, and that, like King, he “will not cower in the face of adversity. I believe that, through Christ, we can restore personhood to the most innocent of our brothers and sisters: the children in the womb…Today, I will stand up and share my dream, my idea, and my vision with the world. Will you stand with me?”
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