By Donna Westfall – March 11, 2018 –
On their website, “We will no longer tolerate legal abortion in our nation, which has killed more than a fourth of our generation. We will no longer watch as our leaders in Washington continue to fund our nation’s largest abortion vendor, Planned Parenthood, with more than $500 million of our taxpayer dollars. We will no longer permit Planned Parenthood and their allies in the abortion industry to target our peers for their predatory business cycle.”
“We will stand silently outside honoring the 10 children who will violently die during that time at a Planned Parenthood abortion facility. We will rally and demand the end of Planned Parenthood’s taxpayer funded empire. We will kneel and pray for the end of legal abortion in our nation.”
Officially, students from 200 high schools and 80 colleges are taking part in the walk-out, although the numbers continue to increase. Last count, somewhere between 350-400 high schools participated. They are also protesting taxpayer funded abortion.
Holding signs that read, “I am the Pro-Life Generation,” along with “Choose Life,” and “Unborn Lives Matter and “Abortion Has Killed More Than a Third of Our Generation.”
Brandon Gillespie started the event. He’s a junior at Rocklin High School in California. But, this event is not being treated the same as the Gun Control walk-out which spurs questions about a double standard. Gillespie was inspired by Juliene Benzel, his history teacher. She was placed on administrative leave after asking if the school would allow a pro-life walkout in the wake of the gun-control student walkout. In a Students For Life of America (SFLA) press release, Gillespie confirmed that his school refused to give the pro-life walkout the same support as the gun-control walkout.
The Pro-Life Walkout is sponsored by Crossroads, Family Research Council, and Kansans for Life of Douglas County.
Over 60 million abortions have been performed in America since 1973. Some call it the American Holocaust.