Police Allow Pro-Lifers to Paint ‘Black Preborn Lives Matter’ Outside Baltimore Planned Parenthood

Baltimore police officers pose with pro-lifers, who pained “black preborn lives matter” outside a Planned Parenthood facility, 9/5/20 | Students for Life of America/Kevin Feliciano

The following news article was authored by John Wesley Reid and was published in the Christian Post.

At 5 a.m. on Saturday, pro-lifers in Baltimore and with Students for Life of America gathered to paint “black preborn lives matter,” covering the street with the large letters outside of a Planned Parenthood facility. The group called it a “success” after no arrests were made.

Police officers arrived on scene during the painting process on N. Howard St. in Baltimore. While they contacted the supervisor of the event to get more information, they did not arrest anyone or order anyone to vacate the area.

The officers were given shirts with “black preborn lives matter” printed on them, which they posed with for a photo.

During a similar pro-life painting event last month in Washington, D.C., two members of the SFLA community were arrested for using sidewalk chalk on a walkway outside of a Planned Parenthood. The chalk they were using had been approved by D.C. Metropolitan Police department before and the area they were drawing on was not Planned Parenthood property.

SFLA said “legal action is underway” regarding the Washington arrests.

Kevin Feliciano/Students for Life of America

Before Saturday, SFLA sent a letter to Baltimore Mayor Bernard Young requesting a permit for the event. The permit was never granted or denied, an SFLA spokesperson told The Christian Post. The letter addressed other paintings of expression supported by Mayor Young and demanded that the same permission be granted for SFLA.

“City officials intervened to allow a Black Lives Matter artwork to continue to be displayed. We ask that our message of hope and a future – BLACK PREBORN LIVES MATTER – receive the same support and respect in Baltimore. We are asking you, Mayor Young, to respond promptly to our permit with permission to add our message in favor of the dignity of Black preborn life to the public forum of the city streets, which you have opened to others,” the letter stated.

The letter further suggested that to allow some forms of protected speech and not others is unmerited discrimination:

“You must allow SFLA and FDF to paint its BLACK PREBORN LIVES MATTER message. Your original decision to paint ‘Black Lives Matter’ on the street may very well be government speech. However, your decision to allow private citizens to paint additional messages such as ‘Defund the Police’ and ‘Black Trans Lives Matter’ and to intervene on behalf of a public display of another’s speech indicates that public areas are now an open forum for free speech. You are not permitted to discriminate on the basis of viewpoint in making determinations relating to public assemblies in public fora. The message of the preborn will not be silenced.”

Christian Post continues

You are Invited to Pray and Witness with Students for Life on Friday, July 31st in Warminster, Pa.

Warminster

Students for Life of America invites everyone to join in peaceful prayer and support at the Planned Parenthood in Warminster, Pennsylvania.  They will be gathering from 8 am-noon on Friday, July 31st. You are encouraged to commit to two hours of prayerful presence with them.

Please email Tucker Brown, at mtuckerbrown3@gmail.com to let him know what time you’ll be praying with them.

For more information, please see the attached flyer as well as their guidelines which are both posted below.

SFL National Sidewalk Day 2020 – Warminster,
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Prayer Chain at Planned Parenthood at 12th & Locust Scheduled for June 24th

 

from Tom Stevens, President and CEO – Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia

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Don’t miss the next big event since last month’s Pro-Life Rally outside Planned Parenthood at 12th & Locust Streets!

Join us for the Students for Life of America‘s Prayer Chain, alongside student participants for SFLA’s Mission Trip in Philadelphia, at Planned Parenthood at 12th & Locust Streets on Monday, June 24 from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Organizations, churches, or those associated with schools are also welcome to bring groups to this event.

To RSVP: Members of the general public who plan to attend this Prayer Chain must register online! SFLA would like to receive an approximate count of attendees ahead of time. Click here to fill out this brief online form

Spread the Word: Share our Facebook event with friends and family!

 

The Pro-Life Union uses hope and love for families to serve and accompany others by offering education, alternatives, and public witness that eliminates the need for abortion and euthanasia in Greater Philadelphia.  For more information, please use this link. 

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Student for Life of America Student Retreats

For the first time ever, Students for Life of America will be offering special Leadership Retreats as an opportunity for pro-life students to grow in their skills as young leaders. These regional events have specially tailored the meet the specific needs of the students in that area – infanticide response for the D.C. area, city activism in Texas, sidewalk counseling & Gosnell visits in Philly, and campus abortion pill action in California.

These retreats are coming this summer, and though the finer details are still being worked out, we wanted to let you know about them so you can plan accordingly! Stay tuned for more details – we hope to see you there!

 

Capital Area (VA, DC, MD)

Theme: #ResistInfanticide

Dates: Early August, dates TBD

Expected Events: Apologetics Training, Activism in D.C., Door-Knocking with SBA List

Visit the website HERE to see more details and to register.

Regional Coordinator to contact for more info: Stephanie Schmitt, sschmitt@studentsforlife.org

 

Philadelphia

Theme: TBD!

Dates: June 23-29

Expected Events: See Gosnell’s facility, Sidewalk Counseling at Planned Parenthood, Apologetics Training, Educational Activism at Creation Fest Northeast

Visit the website HERE to see more details and to register.

Regional Coordinator to contact for more info: Liana Hollendonner, lhollendonner@studentsforlife.org

 

Texas

Theme: Rock the Pro-Life Movement, Shake the Abortion Industry

Pick up: Houston, Dallas or San Antonio

Dates: July 28-August 4

Expected Events: Outreach at Rock the Desert, Sidewalk Advocacy, City activism, special projects for PRCs and maternity homes, pro-life movie screening in a city park, abortion worker outreach, and hands-on training to take your pro-life leadership to the next level this upcoming school year!

Visit the website HERE for more details and to register.

Regional Coordinator to contact for more info: Sarah Zarr, szarr@studentsforlife.org

 

California

Theme: West Coast Stop Campus Abortions Mission Trip

Dates: June 23-28

Expected Events: Stop SB-24 through rallies, lobbying, and protests. Also, will be visiting a pregnancy center and sidewalk counseling

Visit the website HERE for more details and to register.

Regional Coordinators to contact for more info:

Katie Lodjic: klodjic@studentsforlife.org

Anna Bakh: abakh@studentsforlife.org

Students for Life to Host Pro-Life Mission to Philadelphia

*The following is an email I have received from Liana Hollendonner, the Pennsylvania and Delaware coordinator for Students for Life. It is reposted for promotional purpose. All are asked to mass the message on to high school and college students.

This summer, I’m selecting a group of Pennsylvania students to come with me for a week of intensive pro-life training, activism, and special events. And I want you to join me!

There are only 10 spots available for current students 18 and older! High school students can also attend single-day events during the week (see link for more details).

Click Here to Register Today!

WHAT: Pennsylvania Mission Retreat

WHEN
: June 23-30, 2019

WHERE: Begins in Philadelphia

SCHEDULE:

  • Intensive training from pro-life experts
  • Visit to Gosnell’s abortion facility
  • Participation in a prayer chain outside the Philadelphia Planned Parenthood
  • Starting Wednesday, we will travel to Agape Farm in Mount Union, PA to work the SFLA Booth at Creation Fest 2019, one of the largest Christian music festivals in the nation. Campfires, concerts, food, and fun included!


COST
: $100/student (all-inclusive)

18+ REGISTER NOW
https://prolifeamerica.org/pennsylvania-mission-trip/

FACEBOOK RSVP FOR ALL AGES
Pennsylvania Mission Retreat Facebook Event

Reach out to me with any questions by email at lhollendonner@studentsforlife.org

The Planned Parenthood Truth Tour

The following is an email sent to me and supporters from Students for Life of America’s Director of Programs Lori Cascio.

If you have been putting off scheduling this display for your campus, consider this your nudge to get to it 🙂 All you need to do is contact your Regional Coordinator (text/call/FB message/email/carrier pigeon, etc) and tell them you want the tour. That’s it!

If you don’t know who your Regional Coordinator is, see below.

This semester’s tour is called The Planned Parenthood Truth Tour. The goal of this display is to call on our states to inspect Planned Parenthood. We don’t want another Gosnell situation! We want to expose America’s largest perpetrator of abortion: Planned Parenthood. Check out this sneak peek of one of our tour banners.

Planned Parenthood Truth explores the real facts about the abortion Goliath, from their consistent decline in non-abortive services to their disgusting facility health violations.

If you are a student in:

ME, CT, RI, VT, NH, or MA, contact Abigail Young.

NY or NJ, contact Kate Maloney.

OH, contact Klara McKee.

IN, contact Lily Hutkowski.

MI, contact Kaylena Wiederhold.

PA or DE, contact Liana Hollendonner.

KY or TN, contact Elizabeth Parker.

WV, contact Lori Cascio.

NC, SC, GA, or FL, contact Ryan Eyrich.

DC, MD, or VA, contact Stephanie Schmitt.

NE, KS, SD, or Western MO, contact Stephanie Lugo.

Eastern MO, contact Elizabeth Hill.

IA, contact Daniel Larkin.

IL, contact Sarah Minnich.

CO or NM, contact Christina Coffman.

OR or ID, contact Nichole Bentz.

WI, MN, or ND, contact Noah Maldonado.

WA, AL, or HI, contact Katie Lodjic.

Southern CA or AZ, contact Camille Cisneros.

Northern CA or NV, contact Anna Bakh.

TX or OK, contact Sarah Zarr.

AL, AR, LA, MS, MT, PR, UT, or WY, contact Nichole Bentz.