High School is where Planned Parenthood first targets young girls to build, what they hope, will be a life-long financial relationship.
– Students for Life President Kristan Hawkins
To meet the growing need of pro-life support for high school students, Students for Life has launched a new site specifically for high school students. High school students have an opportunity to help shape the values and beliefs of their peers for the good on the pro-life issue, and Students for Life would like to partner with these students to help impact individual communities and school. The new website offers advice for starting a pro-life group on a high school campus or with a home-school group, information on legal rights for those involved in operating such pro-life groups, inspiring stories, and much more.
Missy Martinez, the coordinator of this new high school (and home-school) initiative, believes that the high school age range must not be overlooked:
Abortion isn’t just a college student issue[;] unfortunately, it’s happening in our high schools as well. We want high school students to be equipped to stand for Life, in their schools, youth groups, and communities, reaching out to their peers, and helping those peers facing unplanned, crisis pregnancies[.]
With the success of the of the Students for Life program on the college level, the leadership knew it was time for an expansion. According to Students for Life President Kristan Hawkins:
With the wild success of our college Students for Life program in starting and growing over 700 pro-life groups across the country, we saw a great opportunity to extend our focus to high school age students, too.