National Pro-Life Youth Podcast Announced

NEWS RELEASE – Media contact, Erik Whittington erik@rockforlife.org

Washington, DC (March 29, 2011) – Students for Life of America and Rock For Life have announced today a new, collaborative project – The National Pro-Life Youth Podcast.

“We are so excited to provide yet another tool for the Pro-Life Generation,” says Kristan Hawkins, executive director of Students for Life of America. “These podcasts are a great way for young people to get educated, equipped and stay in-tune with what’s going on and what other groups are doing to advance the cause for LIFE.”

We want young people to be excited to be pro-life and engage their campuses and communities to fight the greatest injustice our nation has ever seen – abortion,” says Erik Whittington, executive director of Rock For Life. “This podcast is going to be fun, showcase new and upcoming pro-life bands, musicians and songs and young people who are savings lives today!”

Kristan Hawkins, and Erik Whittington, both bring years of podcast recording experience to this new adventure. Kristan has been the host of “On Campus with Students for Life.” Her program focused on interviewing pro-life leaders on college campuses nationwide. Erik has been hosting the “Rock For Life Netcast” which has featured pro-life songs and interviews by various artists such as BarlowGirl, SONICFLOOd, Rebecca St. James and many others. Both programs were hosted by “National Pro-Life Radio.”

The show’s first guest is the “Tell Congress” Video Contest Winner who, for the very first time on YouTube shared her testimony of family abuse that was covered up by Planned Parenthood: three of her siblings were aborted and after years of abuse, her father was finally put behind bars.

The National Pro-Life Youth Podcast is a weekly show that can be found online at
http://www.NationalProLifeYouthPodcast.com and on National Pro-Life Radio. Here you can download the shows and subscribe to the RSS feed through iTunes.

For more information about the National Pro-Life Youth Podcast, visit http://www.NationalProlifeYouthPodcast.com or email us.

National Pro-Life Youth Rally


We are so excited to announce the first ever National Pro-Life Youth Rally January 24th in Washington, DC!  This rally immediately follows the big annual pro-life march, features music by BarlowGirl and inspirational talks by Eduardo Verastegui (Bella – the movie), Lila Rose (Live Action), David Bereit & Shawn Carney (40 Days for Life), Kristan Hawkins (Students for Life) & your very own – me! (and many more!)

It’s not only our hope of putting on a fun and inspirational rally, but we also want to equip you and the young people attending.  With that in mind we’ll be handing out action kits to the first 5,000 attendees.  So make sure to come out, have fun, get inspired and get equipped!

Because we expect a big turnout and the fact that the park can only hold so many people you need to pre-register to help ensure you a spot at the rally.  You can pre-register here.  When you do Students for Life will send you a free “Abolish Abortion” silicone wristband.  Also, you will be emailed a link to where you can download some free music provided by us, Rock for Life!

National Pro-Life Youth Rally
Lower Senate Park
Corner of D St., NE & 1st St., NE (3 blocks north of the US Supreme Court)
Washington, DC
Jan. 24th, 2011
2-5PM
FREE!

Register here (for free wristband and music downloads)
RSVP on the facebook page here
“Like” us on facebook here

Read about the event in the news here and here

National Pro-Life Youth Rally is founded by: Rock for Life, 40 Days for Life, Students for Life and Human Life Alliance

Abort73.com, GameChurch.com, Creation 2011, Family Research Council & The Radiance Foundation are this year’s sponsors

What is she scared of?

Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards sent out an email after the elections that said the following:

“Yesterday was a difficult day…There’s no getting around it: the results of yesterday’s election are truly alarming.”

She also added that “extremists” will “pursue a dangerous agenda.”  Really?  Isn’t it her organization that is extreme?  Planned Parenthood believes in abortion on demand, everywhere, every stage of life (in-utero) up until the moment of birth, paid for by US Taxpayers, abortion as birth control, accepting donations from racists, covering up child sex abuse, lying to women and lying about basic human embryology.  THAT is extreme.

Dangerous agenda? Seriously? What can be more dangerous to a small, defenseless human being than an abortion?  Who can be more dangerous to that person than an abortionist?

So what exactly is she scared of?  What does she suspect that the 2011-2012 US Congress will do to harm her abortion agenda?

Northern Virginia is Pro-life Rally tomorrow

Tomorrow I will be speaking (along with many others) at the Northern Virginia is Pro-Life Rally.  If you are near Fairfax tomorrow why don’t you come out and be apart of this awesome event!

Besides yours truely you will get to hear Elizabeth Farah (Worldnetdaily.com), Kristan Hawkins (Students for Life of America) Peter Shinn, (Pro-Life Unity) and many others.  Also, musical entertainment will be provided by Emily & Anna Weisband and Maddy Curtis.  Emily & Anna have provided music at numerous Rock For Life events.  Many of you may have already heard Emily & Anna play at one of the numerous coffee shops in the area! You can hear their music by clicking here.

Also, Maddy Curtis hails from the Northern Virginia area, she was a contestant on American Idol and comes from a family of twelve whose mother is an award winning blogger!  We interviewed her earlier in the year on our podcast. Click here to listen.

Northern Virginia is perceived by many as non-friendly to the cause of human rights and justice for preborn children.  With a large number of pro-life groups located in the Northern Virginia area this is bound to change.  Polls tell us that more and more people, young and old are self-identifying themselves as pro-life.  With the elections coming up this is a perfect time for pro-life people to use the ballot box to speak out for the preborn.  Then, after the elections, no matter who holds public office our work continues by holding them accountable.  Let’s not forget our most important work, to personally be pro-life by continueing to educate those around us, get involved in pro-life projects, speak out, raise awareness and raise funds for important pro-life efforts.

Here’s the lowdown:

October 23, 2010 2-4pm
Government Center Ellipse
Fairfax, Virginia
For more info click here

Hope to see you there!

Erik Whittington,
Executive Director, Rock For Life

Be Quiet!

OK I’m being funny but seriously, today is Pro-Life Day of Student Solidarity where thousands of young people will be wearing red”LIFE”  tape over their months to raise awareness about the horrors of abortion.  Many lives have been saved and hearts and minds have been converted to the truth because of this event.

So why don’t you head over to silentday.org for more info, put your “LIFE” tape on and be silent for one day to speak out for the over 3,500 babies in America who will be silenced forever – one-fourth of your generation.

Erik Whittington
Executive Director, Rock For Life

Father pulls gun on pregnant girlfriend

I wrote on Tuesday that the violence of abortion isn’t just inside an abortion factility when an abortionist pulled a gun on peaceful, praying pro-lifers as part of a 40 Days for Life vigil.

Well, late last night I became aware that again a gun was pulled. This time one was pulled on a pregnant mother.  Who pulled the gun? The boyfriend.  Why? To try to force her to abort their child.

According to the Associated Press and The Columbus Dispatch mom and dad dropped their five-year old son off at school then soon after the boyfriend pulled a gun on his pregnant girlfriend (who was in the driver’s seat).  She was refusing to go to a scheduled abortion that morning.  He was attempting to force her to abort.

Once they arrived at the abortion facility she was able to pass a note to a worker who then called the police.  When they arrived they found him in possession of the fire arm.

The man is being held in jail charged with kidnapping and carry a concealed weapon.

Again, the violence and thought process of abortion is not contained inside of an abortion facility.  It spills out on its front steps and into the streets of our communities.  In this case in overcame a desperate boyfriend who not only wanted his own child aborted but kidnapped his girlfriend to try and force this on her.

Let’s pray that justice is served and this young man has a heart and mind transformation.

Erik Whittington
Executive Director, Rock For Life

Abortionist points gun at peaceful praying pro-lifers

The Women’s Medical Center is one of hundreds of abortion facilities across America that are targets of a 40 Days for Life, which is a forty day prayer and fasting vigil to end abortion.

“Dr.” Gary Boyle, the abortionist at this facility decided he couldn’t take the prayers and vigils at his abortion facility any longer so he decided to draw a gun on the folks, according to TriCities.com. Classy. Now he is charged with a felony.

The violence of abortion is all around us, inside the clinic and sometimes even right outside the doors.  The violence perpetrated by those who claim to be pro-choice has been documented on ProChoiceViolence.com.  Plus, I personally have been a victim of it numerous times.

What is the response of 40 Days for Life? To continue praying and fasting for an end to abortion.  That is our response as well.  Is that yours?

Erik Whittington
Executive Director, Rock For Life

PODCAST: How being Silent and Clipboarding on campus can save lives!

On this podcast (Sept. 24, 2010) Kristan Hawkins and I interview Bryan Kemper, President of Stand True Ministries and Students for Life of America’s West Coast Field Agent Steve Macias. Click here to listen!

Photo by: Berry PhotographyFeatured Music: Restless Street

Bryan tells us about the upcoming annual Pro-Life Day of Silent Solidarity which is October 19, 2010.  Listen as he tells us moving stories of babies being saved from last year. Click here to listen!

Also, Steve Macias tells us how simply asking the question, “What do you think of aborton?” can help save a babies life! Click here to listen!

Music you hear on this podcast is by Restless Street, a Modern Worship Rock band from Northern Virginia.  These tunes are specifically from their 6 song EP, The War Has Just Begun. Make sure to support them and other pro-life artists!

Click here to listen and let me know what you think of the show!

Speaking at Upcoming College Pro-Life Conference

I will be speaking at an upcoming student pro-life conference, Sharpening Your Focus to Cultivate a Pro-Life Campus. This conference, sponsored by Students for Life of America and the Center for Bio-Ethical Reform will be September 11th at Johnson Bible College in Knoxville, Tennessee.  I will be sharing why and how to bring music to your campus to spread the pro-life message.

I am really excited about this because I am always excited to speak at an event and to set up a Rock For Life display, but I am also very excited because of the great line-up of speakers and the fact that Students for Life of America and the Center for Bio-Ethical Reform do such great work.

To RSVP on the Facebook event page click here.  If you are in the area make sure to come out!

EVENT DETAILS:

Sharpening Your Focus to Cultivate a Pro-Life Campus
September 11, 2010
Johnson Bible College
Knoxville, Tennessee

Speakers:

Kristan Hawkins, Students for Life of America
-Fletcher Armstrong, Center for Bio-Ethical Reform
-Joe Langfeld, Human Life Alliance
-Shawn Carney, 40 Days for Life
-Amanda Lord, birth mother and Lisa Twigg, adopted daughter for adoption forum
-Erik Whittington, Rock for Life

SEE YOU THERE!

Jubileefest

This year a new Christian music festival hits the scene with an amazing line-up that you will definately want to check out.  The event is called Jubileefest and is on a huge farm in the heart of Delaware (Harrington).  The date is July 29 – August 1 and artists such as August Burns Red, Rebecca St. James, Seventh Day Slumber, SONICFLOOd, Manic Drive and much much more.

I will be their with a Rock For Life exhibit booth and assisting in emceeing along with Bryan Kemper of Stand True.

If you are in the area make sure to attend this event.  Go to www.Jubileefest.net for more info.

See you there!

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