Wednesday, August 16, 2006

students for life- an easy, free, powerful event

The following is from Michigan Student for Life chairwoman Joanie Barrett. It was sent by e-mail through the sfl listserv.

Hi Pro-Lifers,
I hope you are all having a great summer. As we are getting ready for fall semester, I wanted all of you to know about an opportunity to bring a Genocide Awareness Project display to your campus. The Leadership Institute has generously offered to purchase a mini-gap display and bring it here to Michigan for a week or two to do a tour of campuses. The Genocide Awareness Project uses graphic images of aborted babies and graphic images of holocaust victims, K.K.K. victims etc. to compare abortion to other form of violence that are more widely recognized as genocide. You can learn more about the mini-GAP display here.
I realize that some groups may not want to use graphic images, this is a decision for each group to make but I encourage you to consider it with an open mind. The pictures are very effective. Many pro-lifers worry that this may not be the best way to get our message out. I'm not going to argue about it being the best, but it is one way. As with all of the events or displays we use to get our message out, this display will effect some people. Nothing we do will change all the pro-abortion minds. Different people respond to different methods and I believe that we should approach the issue from as many angles as possible.
At Wayne State last year we had a group called Missionaries to the Pre-born on campus. They displayed graphic images of aborted babies. And one pregnant student who intended to abort her baby changed her mind that day. The display didn't convince every student on campus that abortion is wrong, but it saved that baby.
If you do decide that you would like to have GAP at your school, please let me know by Friday or ASAP. I will also need to know if you have any preferences for the date. We will try to accommodate everyone to the best of our ability. Right now we are shooting for sometime in September or October.
As usual let me know if you have any questions, if you need help with anything your group is working on, or if you know anyone who would like to work on starting a pro-life group on a campus where one does not already exist.
Thanks everyone and I hope to hear from you soon.

Joanie Barrett
SFLM President
(248) 890-8738

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