NARAL and NOW regularly bemoan the low number of genXers who appreciate their ‘struggle to secure abortion rights’. They’re right only in this sense– that the younger generation IS more pro-life than ever!
Students compose the majority of the roughly half million marchers (or more!) expected in D.C. at the Jan. 22 national March for Life and a record number of them are expected at the annual Students for Life of America conference there on Jan.23.
Kansans for Life is preparing for several thousands of students and families at the Rally for Life in Topeka, Friday Jan.22, with good weather forecasted. Complete schedule here.
Our state March will begin at 11 am outside the Topeka Performing Arts Center at 8th & Quincy, just off I-70 downtown. (This is the location for the 10 am Catholic Mass, instead of Mater Dei- Assumption church, which is not large enough any more for our annual group.)
We will proceed west on 8th street for 2 blocks to Jackson, south along the east side of the Capitol building to 10th street, and then half a block west to the entrance to the judicial center, where the Rally will start at 11:30 am. See map.
The rally will feature 2 pro-life leaders: a keynote address by Rep. Lance Kinzer, chair of the House Judiciary committee, and an update on the fight against Planned Parenthood by Sen. Tim Huelskamp.
Also addressing the crowd will be the 2009 state winner of KFL’s annual high school oratory contest, Brandon Fisher of Abilene.
After the Rally, a free lunch is offered in the lower level of the Mater Dei- Assumption church (8th & Jackson), where the winning and honorable mention entries from our annual grade school poster contest will be displayed. Hundreds of new youngsters are literally illustrating how they are pro-life, and we love it!
POSTER CONTEST WINNERS
- Grand Prize winner: Anne Ginzel, gr.6, Topeka
- 1st Place, grades 7-8 : Stephanie Nesslein, gr.7, Prairie Village
- 2nd Place, grades 7-8: Hannah Smith, gr.7, Overland Park
- 1st Place, grades 5-6: Ty Ball, gr.5, Lenexa
- 2nd Place, grades 5-6: Hanna Brady, gr.5, Shawnee
- 1st Place, grades 3-4: Alex Molina, gr.4, Kansas City
- 2nd Place, grades 3-4, Ann Gomer, gr.3, Bonner Springs