Students Pledge to Lose Their Voices for the Unborn

Date: October 15, 2012

Contact: Leslie Palma

Walking to class with red tape across her lips last year, college student Betsy Joy was approached by a fellow student who asked what she was doing. She gave him literature describing her participation in the Pro-Life Day of Silent Solidarity. He confided to her that his girlfriend had recently had an abortion.

“I told him where he could go to find healing,” said Ms. Joy, a resident of Lansing, Mich. “It was a very powerful experience.”

Tomorrow, young people across the country, in more than 1,000 schools and ministries, will take part in this year’s Day of Silent Solidarity, which was founded in 2004 by Bryan Kemper, the founder of Stand True Pro-Life Outreach and the Youth Outreach Director for Priests for Life.

“Sometimes silence is the most powerful statement,” said Kemper. “As pro-lifers, we try to speak for those who cannot speak for themselves, but once a year, we join our silence to their silent suffering. It’s not too late to join us.”

For more information about the event, or to sign up, go to

The Pro-life Day of Silent Solidarity is a project of Stand True, the youth outreach of Priests for Life, and is co-sponsored by, Students for Life of America and Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust.

Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, challenged people of all ages to get involved with the Pro-Life Day of Silent Solidarity:
“Are you willing to give up your voice for a day for those who will never have a voice,'” he asked. “Can you do it for the least of our brothers and sisters?”

Priests for Life is the nation’s largest Catholic pro-life organization dedicated to ending abortion and euthanasia. For more information, visit

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