I wanted to make sure you saw my email from yesterday.
I’m on a plane right now, heading out to California in advance of my speech tonight at Berkeley. I’m concerned that when pro-abortion radicals hear my pro-life talk, « Lies Feminists Tell, » it could turn ugly.
Please pray that the Holy Spirit gives me the right words to use during my presentation that will open minds to the tragedy of abortion and for the safety of our Students for Life group there as well as our team.
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From: Kristan Hawkins (SFLA)
Date: Wed, Oct 25, 2017 at 5:17 PM
Subject: pro-lifers under attack
To: Olivier <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I know this is short notice – but I’ve had to keep this announcement under wraps for weeks now primarily out of concern for my safety.
Tomorrow, I’ll be speaking at the University of California-Berkeley, addressing the crowd with a pro-life speech entitled, “Lies Feminists Tell.”
Olivier, you and I both know that Berkeley has been ground zero for the most radical of the pro-abortion Left for decades.
But in recent months, pro-abortion “Antifa” radicals have gone from shouting down those they disagree with to engaging in outright violence – setting campus buildings on fire, smashing windows, and beating up political opponents.
While money has been tight for us, I’m starting to feel like showing up without security just isn’t an option.
That’s why I’m writing today to ask for your prayers and your immediate tax-deductible financial support to help ensure my staff and I are protected on campus – regardless of what we run into.
I know you’re probably thinking I’m crazy for even daring to set a foot on this campus these days.
But if we don’t stand up for our beliefs – even when it’s hard – how will we ever win the battle to end abortion in the United States?
And scaring good people away from even daring to speak out on issues we care about is exactly what pro-abortion thugs want to do!
Sadly, it isn’t just Berkeley.
On college campuses all over the country, pro-abortion activists, students, professors and administrators have launched a full-frontal assault on the right to free speech protected by the First Amendment.
They know they can’t win the argument over abortion.
So their next goal is to strip us of our ability to even fight back!
Just recently at St. Louis University pro-life student leaders spent several hours putting up a display called “The Cemetery of Innocents,” pictured at the end of this email, over the weekend.
By the time students went to class Monday morning – when they would have seen the massive display – it had been torn down and destroyed by vandals!
And this is at a Catholic University!
At a Methodist College in Ohio, our pro-life student group was prohibited from being able to participate in the LGBTQ-sponsored “Sex Week” because we wanted to talk about the negative mental and physical effects of abortion. They told our group they were banned from the event because pro-life isn’t “sex positive. »
In other schools in Kentucky, Ohio, and South Carolina local Students for Life groups have had their displays stolen and/or destroyed.
I keep telling our student leaders we’re being attacked like never before because our opponents know we’re winning.
We are winning. There’s no doubt about that.
But I’ll admit that some of it truly worries me.
That’s why we’ve waited to announce my appearance in hopes the short notice won’t give violent demonstrators much time to prepare.
Olivier, I’m afraid we must do more, however. I’m afraid I am going to need security – and your prayers.
So if you can, please agree to your most generous contribution – whether that’s $500, $250, $100, $50 or $25 – to help me ensure I have security at tomorrow’s speech at Berkeley.
Even if all you can do right now is $10, I would very much appreciate it.
I apologize for the short notice!
But I promise to keep you updated on how the event goes!
President, Students for Life of America
P.S.- This is the “Cemetery of Innocents” display (pictured below) at St. Louis University which was destroyed by vandals before students even got to campus on Monday morning.