October 18, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – On Tuesday morning, students from thousands of schools around the world will keep silence and refuse to speak as a protest against the silencing of countless innocent children by abortion.Meanwhile, pro-life students at Carleton University, the courageous group that was arrested recently for setting up a pro-life display, are trying to host the "Echoes of the Holocaust" presentation on campus. These presentations by the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform are considered to be controversial, and in the past, some of them were either banned outright by the "student unions" or shouted down by pro-abort protesters. Hopefully, Carleton students have a little more success than the pro-life groups at McGill and St.Mary's.
Leaders of the Pro-life Day of Silent Solidarity, a project of Stand True – Christ Centered Pro-Life, say hundreds of thousands of students will lose their voice in solidarity with their brothers and sisters who will never have a voice. Last year Stand True heard from participants that over 80 girls canceled their abortions on the day of the event due to the silent campaign.
"By refusing to speak the students create a huge buzz and abortion will be the most talked about subject on campus," said Bryan Kemper, President of Stand True Ministries. "This generation is fed up with the senseless violence of abortion and is determined to bring an end the abortion holocaust."
Participants will also signal their solidarity with the unborn by wearing red armbands and/or red duct tape on their mouths, and distribute educational flyers to anyone who asks why they are silent. Students are instructed to be respectful to teachers and other officials, and to speak with them when required.
Many home-schooled students will also participate in the event by visiting local malls and other public areas to distribute flyers.
Monday, October 18, 2010
Schools typically don't welcome pro-life message. Well, how about a day of silence?