On April 26, thousands of young people across the country will participate in American Life League's National Pro-life T-shirt Day by wearing shirts with pro-life messages to their high schools, colleges and everywhere they travel that day. This third annual event gives America's pro-life youth the chance to publicly express support for the sanctity of every human being's life – from creation to death.
"This is a day when the youth can speak out against the holocaust of abortion, which has taken the lives of one-third of their generation," said Erik Whittington, director of American Life League's youth outreach. "This event truly does save the lives of preborn children, and it also helps spare their mothers from the tragedy of abortion."
In order to make this year's event the most successful yet, American Life League has introduced a web site dedicated to ALL's National Pro-life T-shirt Day. The comprehensive new site, which can be viewed at www.NationalProLifeTshirtDay.com, gives some history and information about the event, as well as a place to purchase official T-shirts. "With the addition of the web site we can be assured that thousands of young people will take advantage of this opportunity to spread the pro-life message," said Whittington. "The truth is undeniable and it will certainly be impossible to miss on April 26."
Over the past several years, pro-lifers' free speech rights have often been suppressed. Especially in public schools, pro-life students have been threatened with detention, suspension or expulsion for wearing shirts carrying pro-life expressions. The Thomas More Law Center has offered its assistance in a number of these instances in which overzealous school administrators infringed upon students' free speech rights. "We want to assure all students participating in this year's T-shirt day that their rights will not be overlooked," said Whittington.
"American Life League's National Pro-life T-shirt Day is one of the most important days of the year for pro-life youth activists," he added. "These young people can and do make a difference."
Release issued: 16 Feb 05