American Life League's National Pro-Life T-Shirt Week is Tuesday, April 27 - Monday, May 3, 2010.
... to increase awareness of abortion and the reality of how many innocent babies are murdered every day.
Primarily, we are concerned with getting people to think of the child as a person from the moment of creation. It is much harder to murder a person than it is to "remove a lump of tissues," and it is only when we finally get the nation thinking in those terms that we will be able to make abortion a crime, as it should be....
Just by wearing the T-shirt and being out there in public, you will help to accomplish that goal.
ALL is also hosting another "Yo! Where's the shirt?" photo contest. Registrants can enter to win an iPod Touch.
And you say you don't own a pro-life t-shirt? ALL is selling those shown in the graphic above for $6.50 each.
ALL also offers legal help if your school harasses you.
Abort73.com also sells a variety of pro-life t-shirts (example left), many with an edgier appeal.
And even if you can't afford to buy a pro-life t-shirt, you can always buy a plain one and fabric paint and make your own.
I kind of want to make one that says "product of conception" on it. Because, news flash, all people at any stage of life are "products of conception".Posted by: Marauder at April 7, 2010 12:11 PM
I'd be curious to know how many readers of this blog wear pro-life t-shirts.Posted by: Cranky Catholic at April 7, 2010 12:19 PM
God created us to walk in love for Him and each other. Sin separated us from that purpose and the door to the path closed.
In believing Christ the door is reopened and we are put on the path that teaches us how to love as He loved. He leads the way and in fact, has already reached the destination bidding us to come. Often, walking on this path requires that we put aside ourselves for the sake of others. This is the pro-life message.
Even as believers, if we fail to learn to love and forgive on this path, even Heaven will be Hell to us. Learn to love now while there is still time.Posted by: Phil Schembri is HisMan at April 7, 2010 1:23 PM
Hi Cranky! I have two PL tshirts that I wear. One is beige with a rose and the words "Choose Life" I bought it at the March for Life years ago. I remember proudly wearing it to a July 4th parade when I was eight months pregnant!
The second one I bought last year from Rock for Life is the black 2009 PL Memorial Day shirt.Posted by: Peg at April 7, 2010 1:25 PM
I have "choose life" t-shirts that I made for all my kids and myself by buying white t-shirts and using fabric paint. I did them up like the choose life shirt that George Micheal used to wear when he sang for Wham! (back in the 80's)~ I always get lots of compliments on them!Posted by: Lisa Johnston at April 7, 2010 1:36 PM
Cranky, I have a few Truth Tour shirts I wear. I also have a great anti-Clinton shirt from when she was running for prez. Does that count?Posted by: Jill Stanek at April 7, 2010 3:41 PM
I like the “It’s OK To Be Pro Life” T-shirt.Posted by: Ben-Peter Terpstra (Australia) at April 8, 2010 2:25 AM
I don't currently have a pro-life t-shirt, but I think I'm getting one this year! :DPosted by: Marauder at April 8, 2010 9:58 AM
Yo! Pro-life Students:
You have a right to wear a pro-life T-shirt. The Supreme Court has repeatedly recognized that “[i]n our system, state-operated schools may not be enclaves of totalitarianism.” Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Sch. Dist., 393 U.S. 503, 511 (1969). In Tinker the Supreme Court upheld the students’ right to wear clothing which made a political statement contrary to the position held by the school’s administration.
A student’s right to wear a pro-life t-shirts is bolstered by the recent decision of the Supreme Court in Morse v. Frederick, 127 S. Ct. 2618 (U.S. 2007). In Morse, the Court held that schools do have a right to regulate student speech as it pertains to advocating illegal drug use. The Morse decision only permits the school to censor speech which advocates illegal drug use. Chief Justice Roberts made this quite clear when he delivered the opinion of the Court:
Tinker warned that schools may not prohibit student speech because of ‘undifferentiated fear or apprehension of disturbance’ or ‘a mere desire to avoid the discomfort and unpleasantness that always accompany an unpopular viewpoint.’
Morse v. Frederick, 127 S. Ct. 2618, 2629 (U.S. 2007) citing Tinker, at 508, 509, 89 S. Ct. 733, 21 L. Ed. 2d 731.
Unless a school can point to specific instances of violence within the school that justifies a policy to completely prohibit a pro-life T-shirt, there is no “undifferentiated fear or apprehension of disturbance” as is required under controlling Supreme Court case law. Therefore, a school has no right to trample upon a student’s constitutional right to wear a shirt that advocates a pro-life message.
If you have any question about your constitutional rights, either before the event or afterward, if you believe your rights were violated, please call and speak to me. I am willing to help you.
David R. Dye
Clymer, Musser, Brown & Conrad, P.C.
408 W. Chestnut Street,
PO Box 1766
Lancaster, PA 17603
I need to order mine. Usually because of shipping cost I add one or two extra things.Posted by: LizFromNebraska at April 8, 2010 5:26 PM