The Catholic Defender: A Pro-Life Rally held at the University of Missouri
Students for Life invited Deepertruth Members to participate at a Pro-Life Rally held at the University of Missouri at Columbia on October 6 2022. I began the day traveling to Columbia Missouri for over 308 miles and spent the day with pro-Life students and that was a real blessing.
Students for Life has grown up to become one of the leading pro-life advocacy organizations in the world, driving the narrative for the entire movement and leading by example. Their staff size and budget is one of the largest in the entire pro-life movement. And their reach and success are recognized movement-wide.
it is their constitution that a pro-life advocate cannot go to a pro-life march or any other event without witnessing their legacy of joyful, hopeful, young people proudly waving our signature black-and-white “I am the Pro-Life Generation” signs.
From the Students For Life Web-page:
We currently serve more than 1,245 campus groups in all 50 states and have trained more than 127,000 young people.
Our constant presence on campuses as well as our rapid mobilizations allow us to respond in communities across America to support pro-life initiatives or oppose abortion extremism earning us more than $52 million in traditional media coverage each year. This year, our team averaged a 31% mind-change rate (an abortion supporter switching from identifying as pro-choice to pro-life) with our online campaigns and 25% mind-change rate from our on-campus outreach.
Since our launch 15 years ago, we have been focused on leading, mobilizing, and transforming young people across America for what will happen the day after Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton are reversed and the decisions about abortion’s legality returns to the states. At that moment, 50 individual state battles will begin, and the pro-life movement must have trained, easy-to-mobilize activists to lead the charge to abolish abortion in their states and promote the non-violent alternatives already available to women in crisis.
This is the Pro-Life Generation.
Dr. Gregory Thompson and I had the opportunity to stand with these students that stand for life. Also, we had the opportunity to witness our Catholic Faith with other pro-abortion students that wanted to challenge us.
In this process I had the opportunity to correct a new heresy I heard for the first time by pro-abort students claiming there is no hell, but their point was to say that a person could repent of their sin after death. No, that is not true. What is true is that if a person crys out to God for forgiveness before death, certainly they can be forgiven. But if the person dies in the state of sin, they will stand before Jesus to face His Justice. That is a major reason Catholics should go to Confession often. Jesus honors the mercy He gives in the confessional. Certainly, when I do stand before Jesus to face His Justice, I will be standing with His Mercy. That is why I call the Confessional the Mercy Seat of God.