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How to Make Your Summer Count

Bees-a-buzz, kids’ll blow dandelion fuzz. Sorry guys. You’ve heard that song a million times by olaf
now- scratch that- a million gazillion is more like it? But Olaf the snowman captures idea of summer quite perfectly: long, idle days of sleeping in, lazying around, plucking grass or “getting gorgeously tanned” at the beach.

While those can be some of the most relaxing moments of summer, why not stir up your summer with a bang and save some lives?

Sometimes it’s the simplest things that can leave the greatest impact. Like this story about a “Life” bracelet that was dropped in a parking lot and changed a mother’s mind about aborting her baby.
And this story about a girl who wished for a sign about whether she should have an abortion or not. The next day she was walking and on the parked car nearby she noticed a pro-life bumper sticker. She chose life.

So what can we do to make this a summer of baby-savin’, abortion-ending epicness?
Well, the simple things.

Next time you go to the beach, write a pro-life message in the sand. Maybe it won’t stay there long and maybe it’ll be washed away or stomped on, but you never know if someone might see it and be touched.

Get your parents to put a pro-life sticker on the bumper of your car. Perhaps it could change the life or the choice of the person driving behind you.

Get CCBR’s abortion drop cards and leave them everywhere you go. Trust me, nothing makes you feel more like a secret ninja than this. While shopping, I will leave them in mall rest rooms, apparel store change rooms or on a Wal-Mart shelf. I discreetly pull one out of my purse, place it in a visible spot, and *poof-* disappear. Ninja Awesomeness.

Do our pro-life chalk challenge. It’s fun, you can do it with friends, and well, who doesn’t love an excuse to go back to their childhood days of chalk drawing?

And this one goes without saying…. Get a collection of pro-life bracelets and drop them on Wal-Mart parking lots. You know… Cloudy with a Chance of Pro-Life Bracelets.

#No2Niki

Some of you have heard about the new motion filed by the NDP politician Niki Ashton, Motion 510, which calls for making abortion more accessible. The motion states:

That, in the opinion of the House: (a) a women’s right to choose abortion is a fundamental question of equality and human rights, both in Canada and around the world

Niki Ashton filed this motion the very day of the National March for Life, when 23,000 Canadians stood for life in front of Parliament. Compared to the handful of pro-choicers, the pro-life presence was strong, young, and loud! With pro-life chants filling the summery Ottawa air, we drowned out the prochoice chanters easily. Now let’s storm social media with the same amount of pro-life noise!

So, what can we do?

1. If you have Twitter, join the Tweet-a-thon. Follow your MP and send them a tweet, using the hashtag #No2Niki.

2. You can also make a video of yourself thanking Niki Ashton for re-opening the abortion debate but asking your MP to vote against it. Then post it to YouTube, email it to your MP, and tweet it! (if you don’t have Twitter, you can send it to youth@campaignlifecoalition.com and they will tweet it for you)

Here are a couple of #No2Niki videos:

Member Spotlight- Tabatha

I am a grade 8 homeschooled student and although I haven’t entered high school yet, I’ve found that even while being homeschooled, there have been tons of opportunities to do pro-life activism. During the years that I’ve been homeschooled, I’ve written letters, got my youth group involved with writing letters for Letters4Life, took part in 40 Days for Life, and been involved with Right-to-Life. Being brought up in pro-life family has helped me to do more for the pro-life movement.

In September I will be going into high school. Some grade 9’s 10’s and 11’s where talking to a group of grade 8’s (I was in that group) and they where telling us how it’s so great to get involved with the clubs in high school.

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At the Youth Conference with Stephanie Gray, President of the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform

They said “people who have come to this high school have been happier leaving knowing that they got involved with what they loved.” and that “it makes the year go by so much faster when you get involved and join a club.” One of the grade 9’s asked me what I was interested in. At the moment I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to do. ‘Maybe competitive speech,’ I thought to myself but never said out loud.

Two weeks after that day I found myself in Ottawa for the March for Life. Seeing 23,000 pro-lifers crowd the street was breath-taking. During the three days we stayed in Ottawa, we heard so many great people taking about why and how they got involved in the pro-life movement. When I came back I knew what I wanted to do in high school. I asked my older sister who is in grade 10 if there was a pro-life club in her high school. I was kind of  hoping she would say “no” so I could take charge of it (hee hee). When she responded “no.” I was really happy (and a bit surprised).

A week and three days earlier at the high school, the grade 9, 10, and 11’s said it was so great to “get involved and join a club” but they never said “….to start a club.”

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On Parliament Hill at the March for Life Rally

I am guessing you know what I want to do in high school. I don’t know how long it has been since a grade 9 on the second day of school has gone in to the guidance counselors office and said “I want to start a pro-life club.” (my counselor will probably be in shock). I realized that since I want to go into competitive speech, I could use my love for speaking to an audience to share the pro-life message in my high school. The speech workshops I took while I was homeschooled helped me build my confidence in speaking to people.

I’ve sometimes found it hard to reach out to people while being homeschooled, so I was super excited when my friends told me about Homeschool P.L.A.N…the first homeschooling pro-life club I have heard of, actually.

The motto in my soon-to-be high school, “et aliis et non sibi,” translates in English to “For others not oneself.” In high school we are living by the motto of putting others first before our selves. In that case, in the next four years of my school life and even after that I should be doing all I can to stand up for the unborn. And putting them first before myself.

Prolife Resolutions

The last few days, with the rally on Parliament Hill, the March, the banquet, and the youth conference have been inspiring, and we’ve left pumped up and our spirits boosted, our passion sparked and new determination to fight for life.

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It is way too easy to get all pumped up and excited, but then as soon as we get back home and back to our everyday lives, that enthusiasm dies down. So we want to encourage you to make a resolution… choose a certain specific thing you want to do and stick to it. Focus on something you want to work on during the year… whether it’s educating yourself to learn how to answer basic abortion questions, attending as many pro-life events in your area as possible, sharing pro-life information on social media, or organizing a local pro-life conference or a rally.

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If you like, share your resolution with us, either in a comment or guest post!