CHECK IT OUT: Kristan Hawkins’ free speech op-ed on Fox News

The uproar over Vice President Mike Pence’s decision to leave the Colts-49ers game after some NFL players took a knee during the national anthem again highlights the intense cultural debate over free speech that seems of utmost importance to the media and activists. Yet not all “speech” is treated as equal in coverage and attention.

Over the last few weeks, the free speech rights of students on college campuses have been violated as peaceful chalk messages from students have been destroyed, flyers pulled down and permits for new pro-life groups and speakers slow walked through the approval process to prevent voices from being heard. If you haven’t heard about the college blockade taking place even this week, perhaps it is because the students whose voices are being forcibly silenced favor life over abortion. And while they may not get the attention that millionaire athletes can garner, their points of view are no less valid.

Continue reading on www.foxnews.com —>

October Event-in-a-Box: 1 in 5

School is in full swing again, and as all avid pro-lifers know, October is one of the biggest months for pro-life events. Whether your group has already used September to do some awesome events or you’ve waited until October to kick things off, you won’t want to miss the October Event-in-a-Box from Students for Life!

Abortion has claimed the lives of 1/5 of our generation.

What will you do to stop the injustice?

The theme of the 2017 October Event-in-a-Box is “1 in 5” and it includes everything you’ll need to remind peers that this is personal. Abortion is responsible for missing friends, family members, and classmates. We’ll never know how different our lives would be had abortion not wiped out 20% of our generation.

This Event-in-a-Box will provide you with all the training and materials you’ll need to educate your peers about the tragic truth. Sometimes it’s easy to forget how much abortion affects us all; use these materials to remind your campus that this is personal.

What’s in the Box?

  • 2 “1 in 5” Themed Flyers (including a yearbook-themed one)
  • List of Sample Sidewalk Phrases
  • 20 “1 in 5” Topic Cards
  • Guide for Using “1 in 5” Topic Cards
  • 10 “Overpopulation” Topic Cards

*You will need to purchase sidewalk chalk

Order the October Event-in-a-Box by contacting your Regional Coordinator TODAY!

If you are a student in Southern CA or AZ, contact Camille Rodriguez.

If you are a student in WA, contact Katie Lodjic.

If you are a student in CO or NM, contact Bethany Janzen.

If you are a student in MI, contact Audrey Nitzel.

If you are a student in MD, PA, DC, or DE, contact Michele Hendrickson.

If you are a student in KY or TN, contact Brenna Lewis.

If you are a student in NE, SD, or KS, contact Savannah Falter.

If you are a student in TX, contact Jillian Ferguson.

If you are a student in NY or NJ, contact Keri Landeche.

If you are a student in NC, SC, GA, or FL, contact Ryan Eyrich.

If you are a student in VT, ME, RI, NH, CT, or MA, contact Abby Young.

If you are a student in VA or WV, contact Lori Cascio.

If you are a student in Northern CA, contact Anna Arend.

If you are a student in OR or ID, contact Nichole Bentz.

If you are a student in OH, contact Morgan Getts.

If you are a student in IN, contact Anna Allgaier.

If you are a student in IA or IL, contact David Cordaro.

If you are a student in MN, contact Maddie Schulte.

If you are a student in MO, contact Reagan Barklage.

If you are a student in a state not listed, contact Brielle Heraty.

If you don’t have a pro-life group on your campus, but are interested in starting one, please contact us. We’d love to help you get started!

Email info@studentsforlife.org for more information.

Get Educated with September’s Event-in-a-Box!

 

You may not be super excited about the end of the summer… but you should be excited about the September Event-in-a-Box from Students for Life!

We are so close to abolishing abortion.

Are you ready to keep up the momentum?

The theme of the 2017 September Event-in-a-Box is “Abortion Procedures” and it includes everything you’ll need to bring the abortion dialogue back its roots. There are too many pro-choice advocates out there supporting a violent procedure they may not even fully understand. Many of them have bought into the false notion that abortion is simply “the removal of a clump of tissue”.

Sometimes, a clean, honest conversation about what abortion really is can make all the difference.

This Event-in-a-Box will provide you with all the training and materials you’ll need to educate your peers about abortion procedures. Above all, we encourage you not to be afraid of this topic. We’ve taken the grim reality and packaged it in a way that is clean and informational.

PLUS- this is a great introductory event to do before you host the 2017 SFLA Fall Tour on your campus (hint hint)!

What’s in the Box?

  • A Step-by-Step Guide
  • D&E Abortion Procedures sheet
  • 20 Plan B drop cards
  • 10 Abortion Pill Reversal drop cards
  • 10 Pregnant on Campus drop cards
  • 20 Is this Alive? topic cards
  • 10 Fetal Pain topic cards
  • 10 Post-Abortive Healing Resources topic cards
  • 5 “I Support Pregnant and Parenting Students” stickers
  • 5 Wristbands

Order the September Event-in-a-Box by contacting your Regional Coordinator TODAY!

If you are a student in Southern CA or AZ, contact Camille Rodriguez.

If you are a student in WA, contact Katie Lodjic.

If you are a student in CO or NM, contact Bethany Janzen.

If you are a student in MI, contact Audrey Nitzel.

If you are a student in MD, PA, DC, or DE, contact Michele Hendrickson.

If you are a student in KY or TN, contact Brenna Lewis.

If you are a student in NE, SD, or KS, contact Savannah Falter.

If you are a student in TX, contact Jillian Ferguson.

If you are a student in NY or NJ, contact Keri Landeche.

If you are a student in NC, SC, GA, or FL, contact Ryan Eyrich.

If you are a student in VT, ME, RI, NH, CT, or MA, contact Abby Young.

If you are a student in VA or WV, contact Lori Cascio.

If you are a student in Northern CA, contact Anna Arend.

If you are a student in OR or ID, contact Nichole Bentz.

If you are a student in OH, contact Morgan Getts.

If you are a student in IN, contact Anna Allgaier.

If you are a student in IA or IL, contact David Cordaro.

If you are a student in MN, contact Maddie Schulte.

If you are a student in MO, contact Reagan Barklage.

If you are a student in a state not listed, contact Brielle Heraty.

If you don’t have a pro-life group on your campus, but are interested in starting one, please contact us. We’d love to help you get started!

Email info@studentsforlife.org for more information.

August Event-in-a-Box is HERE!

 

Congratulations on starting another school year! We at Students for Life of America are excited for students across the nation to hit the ground running to further impact their middle school, high school, and college campuses with the pro-life message.

We are so close to abolishing abortion.

Now is the time to press harder than ever.

 

Our August Event-in-a-Box includes everything you’ll need to plan your year, recruit new members, and educate your campus about local healthcare resources that will redirect your peers away from Planned Parenthood.

This Event-in-a-Box will provide you with all the training and materials you’ll need to educate your peers about local FQHCs (Federally Qualified Health Centers), and how to join your group. Educate and recruit your campus to the pro-life movement!

Let’s make this year the year we see abortion abolished in America!

What’s in the Box?

  • FQHC Worksheet
  • 2017-2018 Plan Your Year Guide
  • SFLA Recruitment Tips Sheet
  • Sign-Up Sheets
  • Recruitment Flyers
  • Join Us Postcards (Customize them for your group!)
  • Pro-Life Gen Wristbands
  • Pro-Life Gen Stickers
  • Pens

How to Use the Box:

  • Make copies of the 2017-2018 Plan Your Year Guide for your executive board to plan your specific campus events for the Contact your Regional Coordinator to schedule a Planning Your Year training for help!
  • Meet with your group or individually research FQHCs within a 15-mile radius of your campus. Fill-in the FQHC Worksheet with information about women’s health, general practice, dental, and vision clinics. Make as many copies of the worksheet (double-sided) as you think you’ll need to pass out as you table. This will give your peers other places to turn for healthcare, instead of going to Planned Parenthood!
  • Get permission from your school, if needed, to set up a table for recruitment and pass out the FQHC worksheet. Make copies of the SFLA Recruitment Flyers, and post them throughout campus a few days before recruiting.
  • Schedule a Recruitment training with your Regional Coordinator before tabling!
  • Host a Recruitment table on campus! Use the sign-up sheets, pens, Join Us cards, and goodies from SFLA to promote your group. Give students a copy of the FQHC Worksheet, along with a Join Us card, and invite them check out your group!

Order the August Event-in-a-Box by contacting your Regional Coordinator today!

If you are a student in Southern CA or AZ, contact Camille Rodriguez.

If you are a student in WA, contact Katie Lodjic.

If you are a student in CO or NM, contact Bethany Janzen.

If you are a student in MI, contact Audrey Nitzel.

If you are a student in MD, PA, DC, or DE, contact Michele Hendrickson.

If you are a student in KY or TN, contact Brenna Lewis.

If you are a student in NE, SD, or KS, contact Savannah Falter.

If you are a student in TX, contact Jillian Ferguson.

If you are a student in NY or NJ, contact Keri Landeche.

If you are a student in NC, SC, GA, or FL, contact Ryan Eyrich.

If you are a student in VT, ME, RI, NH, CT, or MA, contact Abby Young.

If you are a student in VA or WV, contact Lori Cascio.

If you are a student in Northern CA, contact Anna Arend.

If you are a student in OR or ID, contact Nichole Bentz.

If you are a student in OH, contact Morgan Getts.

If you are a student in IN, contact Anna Allgaier.

If you are a student in IA or IL, contact David Cordaro.

If you are a student in MN, contact Maddie Schulte.

If you are a student in MO, contact Reagan Barklage.

If you are a student in a state not listed, contact Tiffany Taylor.

If you don’t have a pro-life group on your campus, but are interested in starting one, please contact us. We’d love to help you get started!

Email info@studentsforlife.org for more information.

SFLA’s Wilberforce and Stevens Fellowships have officially begun!

On July 6th-July 9th, seventeen students from across the country joined various top-notch pro-life speakers to grow in their apologetics, activism, and leadership on their campuses. From Kristan Hawkins to Jack Yoest, passion and leadership was contagious from beginning to end. Students arrived excited to learn, and quickly formed friendships that led to growth and encouragement all weekend.

Students in the William Wilberforce Fellowship brainstormed together, and created individual projects to make lasting change on their campuses during the upcoming school year. Our Stevens Fellowship connected with SFLA staff and formed (maybe unknowingly) relationships with their Wilberforce friends who would support and encourage them to take a stand, even in high school, for life.

To be a part of either Fellowship, students underwent a lengthy application process, provided at least two references about their character, and completed a phone interview with SFLA staff. Each student expressed how much they wanted to be a Fellow, and how important it was that they grow and develop in themselves leadership skills to build their Students for Life groups on campus, and ultimately, change the culture to one that supports life in all its stages.

It’s no secret that there’s something special about this group of Wilberforce and Stevens fellows, and SFLA is excited for their journey ahead!

Wilberforce Fellows


Name: Meghan Miller-Brown
School Name: University of Richmond
Location: Virginia
Graduation Year: 2020
Major: Education

 

 

 

Name: Mark Schultz
School Name: Lake Superior State University
Location: Michigan
Graduation Year: 2018
Major: Criminal Justice

 


Name: Paige Edwards
School Name: University of Nebraska- Lincoln
Location: Nebraska
Graduation Year: 2018
Major: Political Science/ Law

 

 


Name: Luke Ayers
School Name: Trinity University
Location: Texas
Graduation Year: 2019
Major: Economics/ Public Policy

 

 


Name: Georgia Gallagher
School Name: University of Alabama- Tuscaloosa
Location: Alabama
Graduation Year: 2020
Major: Political Science/ Journalism

 

 


Name: Natalie Baudonnet
School Name: Colorado Christian University
Location: Colorado
Graduation Year: 2019
Major: Communications/ Biblical Studies

 

 


Name: Mary Briganti
School Name: University of Nebraska- Omaha
Location: Nebraska
Graduation Year: 2019
Major: Communication Studies

 

 


Name: Marko Prizmic
School Name: Carroll College
Location: Montana
Graduation Year: 2019
Major: Business Management/ Marketing

 

 


Name: Norvilia Etienne
School Name: CUNY Queens College
Location: New York
Graduation Year: 2019
Major: Psychology

 

 


Name: Klara McKee
School Name: Kent State University
Location: Ohio
Graduation Year: 2021
Major: History/ Public Health

 

 


Name: Esther Edwards
School Name: Toccoa Falls College
Location: Georgia
Graduation Year: 2019
Major: Business Management/ Family Counseling

 

 


Name: Mikayla Simpson
School Name: Union University
Location: Tennessee
Graduation Year: 2020
Major: History/ Sociology

Stevens Fellows

 

Name: Faith
School Name: Home Life Academy
Location: Maine
Graduation Year: 2020

Name: Carson
School Name: Reicher Catholic High School
Location: Texas
Graduation Year: 2018

Name: Anneliese
School Name: Vermillion High School
Location: South Dakota
Graduation Year: 2018

Name: Marcos
School Name: John F. Kennedy High School
Location: Oregon
Graduation Year: 2018

Name: Michelle
School Name: Central Catholic High School
Location: Oregon
Graduation Year: 2018

Sign-Up Now for The National Pro-Life Generation Sidewalk Day!

This summer, on August 5th, Students for Life of America is organizing their 2nd annual National Pro-Life Generation Sidewalk Day. We are calling the Pro-Life Generation to be on the front lines reaching out to women and even saving lives. If you would like to be a Sidewalk Captain and facilitate your city’s participation, please email info@studentsforlife.org.

Sidewalk Counseling is such an important and practical way to affirm life in your community, and The National Pro-Life Generation Sidewalk Day will do just that. This is a unique opportunity to come together with students and community members across the nation and be an advocate for women and their children.

As a witness on the sidewalks of abortion facilities, you are the last face that these women see before they enter. You are their final hope, the last opportunity to turn around. Many have already made up their minds, but you can impact them in such a way that they may reconsider.

Moreover, abortion victimizes all those involved—moms, dads, workers, and babies. It is our duty to love them and reach out to them with the truth. We must make it our responsibility to provide love, compassion, truth, and support.

Before having a presence on sidewalks outside of abortion facilities, we must equip ourselves with the knowledge and information we need in order to  confidently and compassionately approach women entering abortion facilities. To that end, we are hosting a National Sidewalk Counseling Video Webinar training with Sidewalk Advocates for Life on August 1st. If you’re interested, please follow this link to RSVP to the video webinar: https://goo.gl/forms/aex0uUbNzVUMubR63

On the call, you will be trained on the importance of sidewalk counseling, dialogue tips, effective practices, and much more. To help get you started, here is a list of the helpful do’s and don’ts of sidewalk counseling:

Do’s:
• PRAY for guidance
• Be peaceful, helpful, goal-oriented
• Smile and be joyful and pleasant
• Stay vigilant
• Have compassion
• Know the literature you have in your hand
• Back up what you say
• Show each woman that you care about her not just the child
• Project your voice

Don’ts:
• Yell
• Cross your arms/appear grumpy
• Block
• Wear a pro-life t-shirt
• Be aggressive
• Evangelize – save the preaching for later!
• Socialize / laugh
• Touch the person – be respectful of personal space
• Break the law (e.g. don’t touch the front door)
• Carry signs. If you’re counseling, stick to literature.

Will you join us on Saturday, August 5th, on sidewalks across the Nation?

Sign up now: https://goo.gl/forms/KeCmS5V8jmE6SP8p1

SFLA Graduation Cords are HERE!

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Amidst the stress of taking final exams, making decisions about what to do next in life, and planning an awesome summer to just chill, it’s easy to forget how far you’ve come in such a short amount of time. All those nights of studying, group projects, and tests prepared you for the next chapter in life.

You made it.

Congratulations!

Beyond how much you’ve learned in school, we want to encourage you look back at how much you’ve accomplished in the pro-life movement alone. Whether you’ve been a forerunner by starting a pro-life group on your campus or just recently joined, we are proud of you.

You have worked hard to create enduring change on your campus by recruiting students to the pro-life movement, converting abortion proponents, and providing resources and support for pregnant and parenting students.

You’ve made a difference.

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Students for Life believes that this is such a pivotal moment in your life and would like to offer a gift to show how proud we are of our student leaders and to honor your commitment to finishing strong.

Wearing the Students for Life graduation cords will give you one more chance to share your vision for a pro-life campus with friends, family, and fellow students when they ask what it means. Share the pro-life message. Tell them all that you have accomplished. Be a voice for the voiceless.

Once you submit the form, SFLA will also connect you with a pro-life leader for whatever path you’ve chosen to take.

Your activism doesn’t need to stop after graduation. From college to pro-life future groups, Students for Life is here to support you with transitioning into the next chapter of your life.

Together, we will continue to fight to abolish abortion in your lifetime!

Below you will find a form that you can complete and submit to receive your free purple SFLA graduation cords to wear on your special day.

Save Babies. Win Free Stuff. Jam Out.

As the school year draws to an end, Students for Life wants to give your group something special for the all hard work you have done on your campus to abolish abortion. For the May Event-in-a-box, we are partnering with Rock for Life to challenge you as group leaders and members to join their Street Teams. As a member of the Rock for Life Street Team you can complete Action Items during the month of May and throughout the summer to earn Street Team Points (STP) that are redeemable for sweet pro-life swag!

We’ve heard from so many of our students about wanting to stay connected with SFLA over the summer and continuing to abolish abortion. This summer, we’re providing you with fun and easy ways to do just that by joining the Rock for Life Street Team!

Street-Team-This-is-for-You-1440x600Before locking-down your break plans, imagine this: a warm summer night at a music festival, winning Rock for Life merchandise, and saving babies by sharing the pro-life message. We know. Not much else compares.

So, what are you waiting for? Order your May Event-in-a-Box today!

What’s in the box:

  • A “How To” Guidewear an RFL tee to your school (1.5x1)
  • Laptop Sticker
  • Sample Postcards
  • RFL Social Media Graphic
  • RFL Snapchat Cards
  • RFL Wristband
  • Rock For Life Stickers
  • Street Team Flyer
  • Rock For Life Info Card
  • List of “Action Items”
  • Merchandise Prize Points List

To order the May Event-in-a-Box, contact your Regional Coordinator today!

2017-2018 Plan Your Year Guide!

Here at Students for Life, we are steadily planning awesome materials and events for next year, and we want to share our latest creation with you! The 2017-2018 Plan Your Year Guide is here and ready to help your group have the best year ever!

We understand that students have a lot going on with classes, exams, school breaks and events. Throw in being a part of the largest pro-life organization on your campus, and you’ll see that time-management and planning play major roles in making a difference. To help your group stay on top of your game, we created a 2017-2018 Plan Your Year Guide!

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To get started, take the time to read through the guide and create balance for your group between civic and social activities and events. For example, schedule a training with your Regional Coordinator for Recruitment, then plan a day to volunteer at your local Pregnancy Resource Center. Try to avoid only focusing on one area of the pro-life movement. Instead, engage your community with a variety of events that advance the pro-life message throughout the year.

Here are some tips to help you get the most out of the Guide:

  • Print it! (We know, this may seem “old school” but you’ll thank us later!)
  • Mark important dates: Freshman Orientation, First/Last day of class, Exam Weeks, All major holidays, breaks, or school events (football games, homecoming, etc.) We’ve listed all national pro-life events, but be sure to fill in your local events and campaigns.
  • Brainstorm and create a list of events to do throughout the school year. Mix it up with small and big events, and begin with those that build relationships between members. Slowly move towards more advanced activities as the year progresses.
  • Set goals. Be realistic with planning your events. Consider costs, materials needed, and time required to pull them off. Plan an activity every other week (in addition to weekly meetings) and one big event each semester. Contact your Regional Coordinator for training with Planning Your Year over the summer.
  • Review the calendar at your first meeting of the new year with the group. Make any changes, additions, or deletions as needed, and start delegating responsibilities for specific activities in order to make them happen.

Refer back to the Plan Your Year Guide throughout the year to stay on track. Use it to create a budget for each event with help from your Regional Coordinator.

This is YOUR year to plan. Make it COUNT!

For a preview, visit: 2017-2018 Plan Your Year Guide. Contact your Regional Coordinator, or email info@studentsforlife.org for your own copy!

April Event in a Box: Abortion Pill Reversal Awareness

Spring has sprung here at Students for Life, and we want to spread the message of hope to those who may have fallen victim to Winter’s lie of what a “real” woman looks like. This hope is found in the blossoming message of Abortion Pill Reversal. This little-known secret is growing and becoming more and more available for mothers who may have taken the first pill of the RU-486 abortion, and soon after regretted their decision. By using Abortion Pill Reversal, mothers can increase their chances of counteracting the negative effects of taking the abortion pill and save their baby’s life!

For the month of April, we want to provide you with all the materials you will need to spread awareness of Abortion Pill Reversal (APR) on campus and through a sidewalk counseling event. Your Event in a Box contains all the tools necessary to be successful with spreading the news about APR, and will equip you to engage women in conversation about resources in their community.

What’s in the box:

 APR Flyer

  • Abortion Pill Reversal Awareness Guide
  • Editable Local Resources Worksheet (upon request)
  • Abortion Pill Reversal Flyer
  • 25 Abortion Pill Reversal Drop Cards
  • 20 Fetal Development Postcards
  • 20 Post-Abortion Resource Postcards
  • 5 Love Them Both Wristbands
  • 5 Laptop Stickers

 

Inside the April Event in a Box Guide, you will find details about what Abortion Pill Reversal is, how it works, and where to send mothers who may want to reverse the effects of starting the abortion process. In addition to the resources inside your box, SFLA is providing Sidewalk Counseling Training by your Regional Coordinator to prepare for a sidewalk counseling event. After completing the training, schedule a day/time to go to a local abortion facility to confidently share your knowledge of APR and gathered local resources for those you meet.

Contact your SFLA Regional Coordinator for a 

FREE Sidewalk Counseling Training for your group!

 

To order the April Event-in-a-Box, contact your Regional Coordinator today!

• If you are a student in CA, contact Camille Rodriguez.
• If you are a student in OR, WA, ID, HI, or AK contact Katie Lodjic.
• If you are a student in AZ, contact Jake Simon.
• If you are a student in CO or NM, contact Bethany Janzen.
• If you are a student in MI, contact Audrey Nitzel.
• If you are students in IN or OH, contact Anna Allgaier.
• If you are a student in MD, DC, or DE, contact Michelle Hendrickson.
• If you are student in VA or WV, contact Lori Cascio.
• If you are a student in PA, contact Angelica Corridoni.
• If you are a student in KY or TN, contact Brenna Lewis.
• If you are a student in NE, KS, IA, IL or MO, contact Reagan Barklage.
• If you are a student in TX contact Jillian Ferguson.
• If you are a student in NY or NJ, contact Keri Landeche.
• If you are a student in NC, SC, GA, or FL, contact Ryan Eyrich.
• If you are a student in MN or WI, contact Maddie Schulte.
• If you are a student in a state not listed, contact Tiffany Taylor.