Anti-abortion rights youth groups release video, hold webcast to emphasize global message
“The Tide Is Turning” is the name of the new video recently released by anti-abortion rights group Students for Life of America, whose stated intention is to train and equip college and high school students with methods and tools to fight abortion.
SFLA runs a lot of media/technology campaigns in this effort, such as a recent YouTube video contest to try to defund Planned Parenthood and a recent social media blitz attacking Planned Parenthood on Facebook and Twitter.
But executive director Kristin Hawkins does quite a bit of touring around the country visiting college campuses, where four decades ago students organized and fought for the legalization of abortion. This short video’s aim is to demonstrate that the abortion-rights tide is moving in the SFLA’s favor.
The video begins with two stats showing that half of teens enter college believing in the anti-abortion rights movement, but only a quarter of college students graduate with this ideological mindset. Screaming to a banquet hall filled with university students at an anti-abortion rights conference at an undisclosed college campus, Hawkins assures her audience: “This generation will abolish abortion in our lifetime!”
One of the political stars in the video is Rep. Chris Smith (D-N.J.), author of the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, who tells the camera that “Students for Life is helping to provide a blue print for effective action.”
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Part of this blueprint was outlined during an international webcast held Tuesday, which was sponsored by SFLA and joined by anti-abortion rights groups Human Life International, Human Life Alliance, Stand True Ministries and Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust. Youth from around the world were invited to submit questions about how to battle abortions in countries such as Brazil and the Dominican Republic.
Human Life Alliance’s Joe Langfeld explained that his group distributes pro-life materials on all seven continents.
“There are not too many pro-life penguins, but we’re in Antarctica anyway,” Langfeld said. He said some of HLA’s materials have helped to change the constitution in the Dominican Republic and that he has seen anti-abortion legislation in the United Kingdom lifted straight from HLA model legislation.
“The choir cannot sing without music,” Langfeld said. “The Human Life Alliance is prepared to offer you the music to use.”
Hawkins explained that SFLA offers training materials and workbooks that offer step-by-step directions on how to start anti-abortion rights groups on college campuses — be they public schools, medical schools, law schools — across the country and the world. Training subjects include: drafting a mission statement, recruiting members, defending the anti-abortion rights position, sidewalk counseling and how to host diaper drives and “cemetery of innocence” displays.
Hawkins also announced a brand-new international pro-life Facebook group and a national pro-life youth podcast.