What were you doing to change the world during your high school years?
Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America, was setting down roots that would lead to college campuses becoming the heart of the abortion battle in America.
The vision is not just reducing the number of abortions–but completely abolishing abortion in our lifetime. Kristan has been rallying young people to this cause as President of Students for Life of America since 2006. But her work to enjoin the battle began in her own youth, as she shared with us in tonight’s show.
She spoke with us about how her organization and team are exposing the abortion industry, rallying students to action, and engaging the debate through effective strategic events and social media engagement. It’s an outreach that is critical given SFLA’s research which shows 47% of students enter college as pro-life, but only 27% will graduate still holding to prolife beliefs.
During the second-half of our program we welcomed back Janet Morana, Co-Founder of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign.
During our show Janet addressed the needs in the hearts of grieving grandparents–whether they pressed for the abortion, or whether they weren’t given a chance to save the child’s life–who must somehow come to terms with their family’s lost child.
She shared with us her story of family loss and SNM’s new hope-filled new outreach Healing the Shockwaves of Abortion.
The premise of Shockwaves is that every abortion impacts many other individuals beyond the artificially private circle of “a woman and her doctor.”
Guilt and grief become part of the experience of those who know the couple involved: friends and roommates who provide money or transportation, parents and siblings who are brought into the decision, clinic workers, and many others will continue to need healing until the abortion experience of each one has been reconciled spiritually, emotionally and relationally.