With thousands of students and leaders all over the nation, Students for Life can respond to situations on the ground at a moment’s notice, with the Pro-Life Generation showing up in force to counter pro-abortion protesters and support pro-life initiatives. We have responded to everything from local Planned Parenthood fundraisers to drawn-out legislative and PR battles.
When there is a story that needs to be told, the red-alert call goes out to our student groups, leaders, and specially trained rapid response volunteers in the area (sometimes from within just a few miles, sometimes from all over the country). We use our mobilization of young people to force the mainstream media to cover the story that needs to be told as well as show how young people are leading the charge against the abortion industry and their agenda.
Within 24-28 hours, we can organize dozens, sometimes hundreds, of young people out on campuses, in front of Planned Parenthood facilities, in state houses, and at the Supreme Court.
It’s important to note that these local mobilizations are not only helpful in garnering media attention and honest debate, they’re also testing grounds for our grassroots army. As once Roe v. Wade is wiped off the books and the decision of abortion returns to each state, quick-snap mobilization campaigns like this will be absolutely critical as state legislatures begin to create laws to either allow or ban abortions.