Pro-life students unite at SPU

Posted on August 11, 2011

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Note: This article was originally published in SPU Students for Life’s newsletter Unheard Voices in March 2011.

On January 18th 2011, five SPU students met to make a plan of action for starting a pro-life group on campus. At this meeting they discussed the importance of standing up for life especially at a school that is so passionate about social justice issues. In the following weeks this group met together to pray and make plans for their first event which was projected to take place in February.

After applying for official club recognition, this group continued to pray on campus and at Planned Parenthood. Even though the application process was taking longer than expected, the group held out hope that the issue of abortion would not be ignored for very much longer.

On March 8th the Committee for Student Clubs contacted Students for Life to let them know that they approved the group. After club registration is complete, SPU Students for Life will be able to meet on campus and advertise.

Update (written in August 2011): Since becoming an official student organization at SPU, the Students for Life group met monthly to pray for an end to abortion and plan future events. In May members of the group watched the documentary, Blood Money.  Blood Money is a powerful documentary film which tells the history of the legalization of abortion and reveals the truth of the abortion industry.

The last event of the school year took place at the end of May. Three members of SPU’s Student’s for Life group used chalk to spread the pro-life message by drawing hearts and writing pro-life slogans such as: “3,700 hearts can’t love because of abortion” and “Love lets live”. The response from the students and staff at SPU was mostly good. One faculty member asked us if we had permission to chalk on the sidewalk then he thanked us for doing it.

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