Students At Over 200 Schools Organize Pro-Life Walkout
The media gushed over the Parkland students who protested against gun control; they gave excessive coverage of the national school walkout in favor of the same cause.
Students from as many as 200 schools across the country will be organizing walkouts in the name of the pro-life cause; but it is likely that the media will ignore them.
According to LifeNews, pro-life students are taking their cues from the Parkland protesters and will take the pro-life protests out of their classrooms and into the schoolyard.
“More than 200 different high school and college or university campuses are preparing to participate in the #ProLifeWalkout,” reports LifeNews. “Students for Life officials indicate pro-life students are finding less administrative support in general than those students organizing walkouts over gun control.”
Brandon GIllespie, a Rocklin High School junior from Sacramento, California, said students will walk out of their classrooms at 10:00 a.m. on April 11 in all time zones for 17 minutes.
“I just want to spread awareness about the cruel things that are happening in Planned Parenthood clinics across the country, the cruel murder of these children who have done nothing wrong,” said Gillespie.
“I expect we’ll get less mainstream media coverage than the pro-gun control student walkout because we don’t have them rooting for us,” said Kristan Hawkins. “We won’t have MSNBC promoting our walkout. But, to me, this is so refreshing to see a student like Brandon who decided on his own he wanted to stand up and speak out on this issue. For us, this is so powerful, because this is what we need to have a winning grassroots movement that’s working on all cylinders all the time.”
Brandon Gillespie maintains that the school district has not ruled definitively if they will let the students walk out.
“I really want to test and see if there is a double standard at schools because the previous walkout on March 14 was school-sanctioned and it was for gun control,” he said. “So, I wanted to test the schools and see if they would allow a more conservative topic.”
More information regarding the walkout is provided at prolifewalkout.org. Students for Life of America is offering 10 Free Pro-Life Generation signs to everyone who signs up.
“Every day, Planned Parenthood violently ends the lives of 880 children. Every day, Planned Parenthood targets this generation in school and online to trap us in their predatory business cycle. And for many of us, every day, we are silent, but Enough is Enough,” said Hawkins. “It’s time that the #prolifegen stands up to the violence of abortion and those who perpetrate it. It’s time we clearly demand that our nation defunds Planned Parenthood and abolishes abortion now.”