Pro-Life Day of Silent Solidarity is celebrated every third Tuesday in October as a way for opponents of premature termination of pregnancy to demonstrate their position of saving the life of the unborn. To symbolize the voices of the unborn, some supporters of the pro-life movement wear red bandages on their wrists while others seal their mouths with red tape.
The celebration of this day began in 2004 when Brian Kemper, along with students at McNeese University, asked how abortion could be stopped in the United States. Pro-Life Day of Silent Solidarity was created to show society the tacit support for the rejection of abortion. Red ribbons and red duct tape are used by supporters of the pro-life movement to demonstrate their point of view. The celebration of this day is sponsored by the non-profit organization Stand True, which was created by Kemper himself.
- In India and China, the sex of an unborn child is not allowed to be determined through ultrasound or other methods. This is due to cultural and economic reasons, as the birth of boys is seen as more desirable than the birth of girls, which leads to a large number of abortions.
- Of 10 pregnancies, 6 end in abortion, but about 45% of them are unsafe. These abortions are performed by unqualified persons or in inappropriate conditions that do not meet medical requirements. The majority of these abortions are carried out in low-income developing countries.
- Medical abortion is the safest method of abortion. According to WHO official data, more than 90% of women who used this method of abortion were satisfied with the result, while only 74% of those surveyed who underwent a surgical abortion were satisfied with the result.
How to take part
Regardless of one’s opinion on abortion, everyone has the right to express their position and honest opinion on Pro-Life Day of Silent Solidarity. Dialogue and open discussion can help discover the truth in such a complex and multifaceted issue. On this day, those who choose to take part can learn more about how and why women have abortions. It is important to read about the most common consequences of childbirth and abortion, as well as to familiarize oneself with the real mortality rate of women in labor during the birth of a child and due to abortion in order to form one’s own opinion.
When is Pro-Life Day of Silent Solidarity celebrated in 2023?
Pro-Life Day of Silent Solidarity is observed on the third Tuesday of October each year.