Last week, 350 groups of students from across the nation joined together for a school walkout in the name of life. The event, sponsored by groups such as Family Research Council, Oklahoma Teens for Life, and the Massachusetts Family Institute, called for an end to abortion and the immediate defunding of Board of Businesses like such as Planned Parenthood. The event has students walk out of classes for 17 minutes of silence and prayer. They stood silently outside, honoring the 10 children who will violently die during that time at a Planned Parenthood abortion facility. They did this to demand the end of Planned Parenthood’s taxpayer-funded empire and pray for the end of legal abortion in our nation. The website listed 191 high schools and 81 colleges as registered participants in the walkout.
Kristin Hawkins, the president of Students for Life of America (SFLA) detailed that more than 350 students and student group leaders from across the country had contacted students for life about their plans to stand with pregnant and parent students on April 11th. When students begin to notice double standards of life facility-led support group of walkouts compared to pro-life events. They decided something had to be done to address the imbalance.
One particularly passionate pro-life advocate student, Brandon Gillespie, was shocked when his history teacher was put on paid administrative leave for asking if the school would allow a pro-life walkout in the wake of the gun control student walkout.