This is why I'm sickened--when we have to say "no"
October 3, 2012
I don't like saying, "No, I can't help you."
But almost every day we have student leaders coming to us asking FFL President Serrin Foster, Vice President Sally Winn, Joyce-McCauley-Benner or other speakers to come to their campus.
When pro-life student group budgets have been slashed, when FFL doesn't have money to bring FFL speakers to campus -- to cover the costs of travel, materials, staff to work with the future leaders -- we have to say "no."
Imagine if more colleges had campus papers reporting a "full house" at the FFL lecture they hosted. Imagine what it is like for a pro-choice student to be invited into the lecture hall personally by FFL's president, Serrin Foster. Imagine that the pro-life students warmly welcomed the pro-choice students for real dialogue. And imagine that they come together to work on pregnancy and parenting resources for student parents.
We don't have to simply imagine sharing our message that "Women Deserve Better." We can make more events like Serrin's first event happen on more campuses. (See below/or here.)
Rather than telling students, "No, I'm sorry," you can help us say "YES!"
YES we can send them a kit to grow their group.
Don't have funds but plenty of frequent flyer points, hotel nights, or Amtrak guest rewards? You can donate tickets or hotel rooms and help offset costs!
Read the reaction to Serrin's first lecture, and then imagine how many more students we can reach, how many more campuses we can transform. Imagine where they will go when they grow up, all they can do to change our world, how many women won't feel driven to suffer through an abortion, and how many children will be with us--because of you.
Help us. Let's tell these students YES.
Because women deserve better,