The Day of Silent Solidarity for 2013 is set to be on Tuesday, October 15. Just like last year, you are encouraged to make the pact to remain silent all day to reflect the fact that there are voices we will never hear owing to the destruction of over 1/3 of our generation. That number is growing. ( http://www.numberofabortions.com/ )
Over 50,000,000 babies have been victims of “choice” since January 22, 1973 in just our country. 4,000 children are killed every day in the name of choice. What can we do?
Since our country began, and well before that, people participated in rallies, movements, displays of the power of many people with a fire lit inside them to stop injustices. We are no different. Across the nation, 555 schools are CURRENTLY registered as having students, professors, and staff members participating the the Pro-Life Day of Silent Solidarity. The number grows as the day draws nearer.
On October 15, you can help in this national display by remaining silent throughout the day, wearing a red band on your arm, wearing a Pro-Life T-Shirt, wrist band, or button, and handing out flyers and letters of information to those who ask. This year, I’d like to have anyone involved officially register on the website ( http://www.silentday.org/instructions.php ). On that note, it would be best if each person who intends on participating would write a letter explaining what they are doing, why, and asking respectfully that their teachers respect your beliefs and allow you to remain silent.
If a teacher should decide that you are not allowed to remain silent, obey their decision and return to your pact of silence after the class is over. If, for some reason, the teacher takes it farther and harasses you, or the principal, vice principal, or school board attempt to force you to speak and refuse to respect your decision to remain silent on this date, there IS legal help you can seek, as offered on the site ( http://www.silentday.org/legal.php ) as well as a letter targeted towards High School students who have legal questions ( http://www.silentday.org/images/Memo%20-%20Day%20of%20Silent%20Solidarity%202013.pdf ). There is also a letter available for those attending a University ( http://www.silentday.org/images/Memo%20-%20Day%20of%20Silent%20Solidarity%20for%20Universities%202013.pdf ).
If you are interested, there’s quite a bit of Pro-Life merchandise that can be purchased to wear as you remain silent, or on any other day on which you’d like to express your views. ( http://prolifeworld.com/ ) I would like to stress though, that it is not necessary to buy ANYTHING in order to participate. You need not even register if you would prefer not to. My personal favorites are the T-Shirt that says “Pretend I’m A Tree And Save Me,” ( http://www.prolifeworld.com/pretend-i-am-a-tree-t-shirt/ ), the T-shirt that says “I Am The generation That Will Abolish Abortion,” ( http://www.prolifeworld.com/i-am-the-generation-that-will-abolish-abortion-t-shirt/ ), and the rubber bracelets that say “I survived Roe, Roe will not survive me,” ( http://www.prolifeworld.com/i-survived-roe-roe-will-not-survive-me-wristband-free-shipping/ )
When Bryan Kemper started this student movement, he had no idea of how large it would grow. It’s taken off, all through the grace of God. ( http://www.silentday.org/vision.php ) Over the past couple of years, we have saved the lives of countless unborn children, changed the minds of some of the staunchest Pro-Choice advocates, reached the ears of doctors and nurses who preform surgical abortions, and have taken a stand.
People are beginning to recognize what we are for, what we think, what we want. We don’t want to shame or hate those who underwent an abortion. We want to comfort and educate them. We don’t want to end women’s rights over their own bodies, we want to begin legislature for the rights of the yet unborn over their own bodies. Every year, students across the nation document their personal experiences through page and through pictures ( http://www.silentday.org/photos.php ).
As a final note, I’d like to ask you to spread the word. Forward this email to those who have yet to hear about this day on which they can make a stand. Talk to people. Reach out. Not everyone knows. Not everyone cares to know. And that’s fine. Don’t push anyone. But don’t allow them to push you either. Back up your words with scriptural and worldly evidence. Stand together. Stand as one. They cannot ignore us all.
Stand up for those who can’t. Give up your voice in memorial of those who will never use theirs. Fight for life, on October 15, 2013.