ASU Students for Life has been busy. And our club is only getting busier. This year has turned out to be a semester of great growth and presence for our club. Our first big event, National Pro-Life Chalk Day, was a huge success and really helped start the conversation about abortion on our campus. In this month alone, we will have over 5 different events to promote our cause and educate our students. We also are excited to announce that our Pregnant on Campus Initiative is preparing to be launched soon, including our separate website which is in its drafting stages. With all this hype and opportunities arising for discussion and advocating, two things become strikingly aware to me…How strong my voice is…and how lucky I am to be able to use it. For in our country, despite the first amendment right of freedom of speech, there is a third of a generation, my generation, whose voices will never be heard. There still continues to be 3500 children a day who will never get the chance to grow up, speak up, or achieve much. They will never have the chance to fulfill their fundamental “right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness”.
That is why our cause is so important. However, this post is not a cry to rally up the troops (although if you want to join us please contact us by clicking here) but rather one to take a moment to remind us of the lives that are lost to abortion. While considered small and inferior, these children in the womb are people too. A special event is fast approaching, only two days away, (October 21st) called Pro-Life Silent Day of Solidarity. Started by a young student named Bryan Kemper in 2004, it is a day of silence, prayer, and reflection. Those who participate normally wear a red piece of duct tape across their mouth that says life and give up talking for the day. When asked what they are doing, they pass out little flyers that explain the reason for their silence. Some individuals also opt out of wearing duct tape on their mouths and wear a red armband. No matter what version they wear, the day is used to reflect on and remind us of those who no longer have life because of the violence of abortion.
Do you want to join me for this silent day? Then visit silentday.org to register and learn more about the event. There are ready-made fliers and more information about how the day goes. If you also want to hear the many children who have been saved by this day of silent solidarity, click here for some stories. One of the girls participating saved her sibling! Click here to read her story.