Thousands of Students at Campuses Nationwide Lose Their Voices on Oct. 23
Stand True Announces Fourth Annual Pro-life Day of Silent Solidarity
Contact: Bryan Kemper, president, Stand True Ministries, 937-339-5648, 540-538-2581 cell
"Thousands of American babies are permanently silenced every day by the violent act of abortion," said Bryan Kemper, president of Stand True Ministries. "This day is in honor of those children, and we will stay silent as an act of solidarity with these innocent victims."
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.
"We are expecting over 100,000 students to participate this year, and they are excited to have a united opportunity to stand up for babies with fellow students from around the country in a peaceful and effective manner," said Kemper. "Last year we heard back from 16 girls who cancelled their abortion appointments because of this event."
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 is available for comment at 937-339-5648 (office) or 540-538-2581 (mobile).
Pennsylvania Schools participating: http://www.silentday.org/participants.php?s=45