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“I Couldn’t Have Graduated With My Child Without Students for Life”

By Lauren Marlowe, SFLA Northeast Regional Coordinator As a Students for Life group leader at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, my favorite part of wrapping up each semester is hearing comments and thanks such as this from the parenting students that we support. As a part of our commitment to supporting moms throughout and post-pregnancy, we have recruited and organized a
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Fresno Student Walks with Daughter at Graduation

Walking through campus during undergrad at Fresno State, Jessica came across the Fresno State Students for Life table. The student group had various literature on abortion and life-affirming support along with 12-week-old fetal models. Jessica thought the fetal models were very cute and asked if she could take one home with her. About two weeks later, she found out she was
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Questions & Answers with the Mother of a Child with Down Syndrome

Written by: Jessica Resuta, Communications Intern, SFLA  Some may react to a diagnosis of Down syndrome with fear, but for Ann Poirier, she sees it as a blessing in disguise in her beautiful daughter Alice. It seems that society’s problem with reacting negatively to babies who “rock an extra chromosome!” as Poirier says, is more with the stigma than the actual diagnosis.
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New York Student Starts Foundation to Help Pregnant & Parenting Peers

Written by: Josephine Rose, Queens College A Students for Life leader in Queens, New York was feeling called to help pregnant & parenting peers in need. So she started a foundation that will provide a grant to one student per semester! Josephine Rose is a shining example for anyone wishing to lend a helping hand so that no student feels
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Texas Pro-Life Students Raise Over $15K for Mothers Despite COVID Restrictions

Written by: Camille Cisneros, National Supportive Services Director Pro-life students in Texas have been busy this semester! The Students for Life groups at Texas A&M (Corpus Christi campus), Texas A&M (main campus), University of Texas, and University of Houston have a reputation for being all-star support systems for women facing unplanned pregnancies. This turns out to still be true even
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Empower Her Scholarship Applications Open

Written by: Jessica Resuta, Communications Intern, SFLA The philosophy that “students should never have to choose between their college education and motherhood” drives the Empower Her Scholarship endowment fund for college students in Lincoln, Nebraska. The $1,000 scholarship is awarded annually and is open to pregnant or parenting female college students in the Lincoln area. The project seeks to financially support student
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Making Myself Available: Volunteering at the Women’s Care Center

Written by: Alaina Fortkamp  “What should I do with all my free time?” I kept finding myself asking this question in my head, and I decided it was time to actually do something about it. This is my first year in Bloomington (and in general) as a non-student, a wife, and a full-time professional. The hours I used to spend
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Guest Post: Our Victory at Liberty University

Guest Post from Kyle Eisenhuth Wubba I am a student at Liberty University, and our pro-life group changed campus policy to allow pregnant students to stay in the dorms if they so choose. Previously, our code of conduct was ambiguous; all it said was that students who engage in sex that results in pregnancy should “self-report their wrongdoing.” When I looked for clarification, everyone
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Single Parent Gets Financial Aid Reinstated – Thanks to the Pregnant on Campus Initiative!

An appeal for help The phone rang. It was a 10:35 am, and I didn’t recognize the number, although it had a Colorado ID. On other end was a desperate sounding young mom of an 11-week-old baby. “I was given your number and told that you could help me with my rights as a single parent and student,” the young woman
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