Even as we near the end of the school year, our student groups continue to wholeheartedly pursue their missions to educate their peers and support young women and men in their communities. This April, so many groups impressed us with their courage to present the truth about abortion and their persistence in defending life in all cases! Among the many passionate groups, we would like to congratulate 3 groups for their great efforts this April.
Cretin-Derham Hall Respect Life Team
Bama Students for Life
Gonzaga Students for Life
Thank you for your continued hard work to change lives at your school and in your community!
Cretin-Derham Hall (St. Paul, MN)
CDH Respect Life Team
Staffers at Students for Life of America are impressed and encouraged by Cretin-Derham Respect Life Team and their efforts to serve families in the local community and around the world! These students recognize that being pro-life is most effectively expressed in action. In addition to participating in the 2013 National March for Life, Cretin-Derham Respect Life Team has made real efforts to support families near and far.
This Spring, CDH Respect Life Team held its second annual baby shower. With the help of their peers, this group was very successful in supporting Highland Life Care Center. The Team collected over 600 diapers, 2700 wipes, over 175 baby outfits, and more! On April 17, the Cretin-Derham Respect Life Team hit the road for “Respect Life Service Day.” Twenty students put their pro-life passion into action by serving at Feed My Starving Children and Avoca. (Feed My Starving Children is an organization that packs food for children and families in third-world countries. Advoca supports expectant and new mothers through “practical material support.”)
Thank you, Cretin-Derham Respect Life Team, for spreading the message of life and for taking action to change lives!
- Check out pictures of CDH Respect Life Team here: http://www.cretin-derhamhall.org/respectlife.aspx
Gonzaga University (Spokane, WA)
Gonzaga Students for Life
Out on the West Coast, we have an awesome group of pro-life students at Gonzaga University! In their mission, Gonzaga Students for Life defines their group as “the pro-life organization on Gonzaga’s campus committed to advocating a consistent life ethic,” and they certainly fulfilled this mission in their Life Week this April. Throughout the week, they educated their peers by bringing speaker Victoria Thorpe to discuss the death penalty and by chalking thousands of hearts to increase abortion awareness. These students put a face to the pro-life movement with their photo booth, and a bake sale added a sweet note to the week.
Additionally, eight members of the group travelled to Seattle to attend the SFLA Northwest Regional Conference. They have been active all term, and they are doing a great job fighting back against opposition from their school paper. With new t-shirts and a great attitude, this group is ending the year with Bella, community service at the Ronald McDonald House, Mass on the Grass, and an End of the Year Fiesta!
Thank you, Gonzaga Students for Life, for courageously defending the vulnerable and educating your peers on important life issues!
- Check out what the Gonzaga Students for Life group is up to: https://www.facebook.com/groups/GonzagaStudentsforLife/
Last but certainly not least….
University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, AL)
Bama Students for Life
Bama Students for Life are unstoppable. They are active, passionate, and fearless in their defense of life and their support of women in their community. Throughout this year, Bama Students for Life has made impressive efforts to network with and unite the local pro-life community in Tuscaloosa. This crew regularly sidewalk helps at their local abortion clinic, and they are active on their campus.
This semester, Bama SFL committed to the Pregnant on Campus Initiative. In addition to partnering with Sav-a-Life for community efforts, they have made great strides in improving pregnant and parenting resources on campus. The group has completed a pregnant and parenting resources guide, and they passed out over 100 pregnancy tests to their peers.
This April, Bama SFL hosted Genocide Awareness Project, displayed a “When Does Life Begin Display,” and created a Cemetery of the Innocents display. Moreover, they supported the SFLA Planned Parenthood Project at University of Alabama (Birmingham). Throughout the semester, members of Bama SFL have made appearances on the local news and radio stations, and their events have stirred up debate in The Crimson White.
Bama Students for Life are raising the bar for college pro-life groups. Way to go!
- “LIKE” Bama SFL on Facebook and support their events: https://www.facebook.com/BamaStudentsForLife
- Learn more about Bama SFL on their website: http://bamastudentsforlife.weebly.com/
- “Follow” Bama SFL on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Pro_Life_Bama
- Check out Bama’s Pregnant and Parenting Resource Guide: http://bamastudentsforlife.weebly.com/pregnant-on-campus-initiative.html