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Pro-Life Day of Silent Solidarity

Students faced insults, attacks and harassment across the country as 4,000 schools participated in the annual Pro-Life Day of Silent Solidarity.

The event is a silent witness to teens and college students to remind them of how abortion destroys the lives of babies before birth and hurts women.

But despite the attacks they faced, pro-life students report they were excited to take part in the annual event.

“Before I thought it’d be so hard and everyone would make fun of me,” a student named Lindsey wrote on the sponsoring group’s web site, “but about 15-20 decided to join me and told me they felt the same way.”

Another student named Josh said “People also started joining in during the day as they found about it from the fliers.”

Bryan Kemper the founder and director of Stand True Ministries said traffic to the group’s web site was so high during the day that it had to temporarily shut down, according to the Christian Post.

Due to the problem, the list of participating schools is down.

When it went down at 6:00 PM on 22October there were people from over 4,350 campuses in 19 countries registered.

http://www.standtrue.com/pages/silent.htm

A participant named Carolyn said she was heckled by friends who said they support abortion and she couldn’t break her vow of silence to respond — something she said frustrated her.

“[I]t just makes me want to weep to think of things my generation thinks [are] okay,” said Carolyn.

http://www.standtrue.com/pages/silent.htm; www.silentday.org

[25Oct07, Ertelt, LifeNews.com]