When I see injustice in our society, quite often I get overwhelmed, wanting to make an impact … a difference … not knowing what to do or where to turn. Can you relate? Recently, there have been nationwide protests led by student groups supporting improved gun control for safety in our schools. Safety for all is a good goal. But what you probably have not have heard about are the nationwide protests being planned by Students for Life of America on April 11 to draw attention to the over 60 million victims of abortion in America. As most of you know, I am firmly pro-life, which is why I say to the most pro-life generation ever, “Way to go students!”
The event originated with Sacramento, California high school student Brandon Gillespie after his history teacher was suspended for talking with students about whether pro-life students would get the same support as those who engaged in the walkout regarding gun violence, according to Students for Life of America. “I just want to spread awareness about the cruel things that are happening in abortion clinics across the country, the cruel murder of these children who have done nothing wrong,” Gillespie said.
“Every day, Planned Parenthood violently ends the lives of 880 children. Every day, Planned Parenthood targets this generation in school and online to trap us in their predatory business cycle. And for many of us, every day, we are silent, but Enough is Enough,” said Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life. “It’s time that the #prolifegen stand up to the violence of abortion and those who perpetrate it. It’s time we clearly demand that our nation defunds Planned Parenthood and abolishes abortion now,” she continued.
You may be asking, “but what can I do?” There’s plenty — study, research, become a subject matter expert, volunteer in a crisis pregnancy center, become the resource for your local church on pro-life issues, keep track of current state and federal legislation. If you want to know more, let me hear from you.
Until next time …
2 Thessalonians 2:15 “So then, brethren, stand firm and hold to the traditions which you were taught, whether by word of mouth or by letter from us.”