If you participated in the Pro-Life Day of Silent Solidarity on Tuesday, you were one of over 200,000 people in 25 countries who gave up their voice for those who will never have a voice. The next day, my friend Bryan Kemper of Stand True, which sponsored the Day, wrote this:
I know that I am going to hear about babies being saved every year, but I still get choked up as I start to read the stories. I am writing this report about 24 hours after getting the first stories back and we have already heard about 27 babies lives saved from our efforts yesterday. Think about that: 27 precious human beings who were scheduled for death will now live their lives. Two of those stories were unique to accounts from any of the other years; I heard back from one girl who talked her mother out of aborting her own sibling by showing her our website. Another girl was able to convince her teacher not to kill her child because her willingness to take this stand at school. I was truly in tears when I read these stories Not only were 27 lives saved yesterday, but we know that many lives will continue to be saved because of the stand you took yesterday; I received countless stories about hearts being changed from pro-choice to pro-life. The fact is, the results of yesterdayâ€™s outreach will continue to add up for years to come.
They definitely will. In fact, less than an hour ago, Bryan updated his Facebook page to say that the number of babies saved — and again, these are only the ones we know of — is up to 45! There are many other stories here, and you can see a slide show here. If you have your own story about Silent Day, you can submit it here. Unfortunately, some students who gave up their voice were treated horribly. One of the most shocking stories I saw was about a girl in Wiarton, Ontario named Jennifer Rankin. She came to school Tuesday morning with red tape over the mouth and the word “LIFE” written on it, and was told by her principal — who had already called police — that she would have to spend the day apart from the rest of the students. Jennifer told the Peterborough Examiner newspaper, “I wasn’t allowed to speak with or see any other students and students were not allowed to come and see me and I was isolated in that room for the entire day. I felt very discriminated by it. I don’t think it was right at all what happened.” Bryan said — and he’s right — that Jennifer is a “true hero who should be applauded for her courage and willingness to sacrifice.”