from Mark Harrington, Executive Director
Columbus, OH – Nov 23, 2016 – At Created Equal, we are thankful for brave students willing to stand tall in an era of compromise. This fall, three graduates of our internship program returned to their hometown of Fort Wayne, IN with the goal of defending babies. Now, they're making headlines not backing down in spite of attacks against them!
Leading Created Equal outreach in Fort Wayne—on busy overpasses, in downtown squares, and now at area high schools—these graduates of our internship have changed the debate about abortion. Residents of the city no longer think about abortion in vague terms. They have seen the victims themselves.
Click here to listen to WOWO talk radio interview Lisbeth Nelson on the attack at South Side High School.
Click here to watch video of the attack.
Read coverage by the News-Sentinel here.
We reported recently their team was attacked by Principal Mable of South Side High School (Fort Wayne Community Schools) while leading outreach on public sidewalks adjacent to the school. The school thus far is refusing to admit wrongdoing. Spokesperson Krista Stockman said, "It's just they were impeding students trying to get home from school. Whether they like it or not, these are children. They may be in high school, but they are children."
Our response: High school students are having abortions and thus are old enough to see what it is.
One thing is eminently clear: Though they are far younger than Principal Mable and the school administration, Lisbeth, Silas, and Austin are giving their city an education on what it means to be an adult. They are not joining a politically correct movement to scratch a social justice itch. Rather, they are proclaiming an inconvenient truth and refusing to back down in the face of pressure.
- Contact Superintendent Wendy Robinson (260.467.2025, firstname.lastname@example.org) to insist Principal Mable apologize.
- Reply to this email with an encouraging note I'll forward to Lisbeth, Silas, and Austin to strengthen them.
- Encourage students you know to apply for our spring 2017 Justice Ride. We need more young leaders like Lisbeth, Silas, and Austin. It all begins with a Justice Ride!
We are thankful for these bold students. We are thankful for all who defend babies. And we are thankful to everyone who supports our ministry.
With your help, we'll keep changing the heart of the culture.
Pregnant, need help or know someone who does? Help is available. Call 1-800-712-HELP or Text 'HELPLINE' to 313131. If you've had an abortion and are looking for support, please know there are many organizations where you can find help. Call 1-800-5WE-CARE.