Over 350 Groups of Pro-Life Students Stage Walk-Outs From School to Protest Abortion. The national event also highlighted the double-standards of school administrators who were far more receptive to a gun control walkout the month before.
Calvin Freiburg : Apr 12, 2018 : Lifesitenews.com
[Lifesitenews.com] Across the United States yesterday, pro-life high school and college students from more than 250 schools and more than 350 student groups walked out of class to protest abortion. (Photo: Pro-life youth/credit: Claire Chretien/via LifeSiteNews)
At 10:00 a.m. for each school’s local time on Wednesday, students left class to gather for seventeen minutes of silent witness for the ten children aborted by Planned Parenthood in that time period, and the more than 60 million babies killed since Roe v. Wade legalized abortion in 1973.
The National Pro-Life Walkout was devised by Rocklin High School student Brandon Gillespie of California, with organizational support provided by Students for Life of America (SFLA). Gillespie wanted the event to “honor all the lives of the millions of aborted babies every year.”
Students for Life covered the walkout with live video at several schools, including Rocklin, Moriarty High School in New Mexico, Los Alamitos High School in California, and Frederick East Classical High School in Maryland. SFLA reports enthusiastic crowds brandishing a variety of signs, as well as honks of support from passing cars. Several members of the Rocklin community turned out to support Brandon Gillespie, as well.
“We want to make students aware that this is an issue for their generation,” a Frederick East administrator identified as Kim told SFLA’s Michele Hendrickson, “because a lot of their classmates may not even be here because of the abortion movement.”
“So proud of the more than 60 students who participated in the #ProLifeWalkout from my high school,” Gulf Breeze High School student Blake Barclay of Florida tweeted, sharing pictures of the gathering. Students in Tennessee tweeted their participation, as well, with updates continuing throughout the day using the hashtag #ProLifeWalkout.
Students for Life of America president Kristan Hawkins shared a photo of a display at Los Alamitos High School, featuring 1,700 baby socks laid out to represent the estimated 1,700 babies lost to abortion daily.
The walkout received pushback from abortion supporters. Counter-protesters showed up at New Mexico’s Moriarty High School brandishing signs reading…
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