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Students for Life Surprises Pregnant Teen With Graduation Ceremony

High school senior Maddi Runkles got pregnant out of wedlock and for that she was temporarily suspended from her Christian school, removed from leadership roles, and not allowed to attend her Heritage Academy graduation.

Instead of choosing abortion, Runkles chose to keep the baby and she chose to voluntarily tell the whole student body that she sinned by having sex before marriage.

For these brave moves, Students for Life honored the 4.0 student recently by giving her a graduation ceremony at a Methodist church near her home, at which she was provided $16,000 in scholarship funds and 7,000 messages of support.

For Believers who question whether one should support an out-of-wedlock teen, Kristen Hawkins, president of Students for Life, explains, “Over half of women who have abortions identify as Christians and more than 40 percent of those are regular churchgoers.” Hawkins hopes to inspire Christian schools to “reexamine their treatment of pregnant students.”

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California Prof Tries to Erase Pro-Life Messages

Fresno State University professor Gregory Thatcher is being sued by Students for Life for free speech violations for attempting to erase the group’s chalk pro-life sidewalk messages and encouraging pro-abortion students to assist him. Although Students for Life had permission from the university to create the messages, Thatcher claimed, “College campuses are not free-speech areas.”

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