If you are a SLU student, you can apply for assistance from the Virginia D. Murphy Endowment for Pregnant and Parenting Student Assistance. In addition to monetary assistance, support from the SFL community is also offered.
You can also find information about St. Louis area pregnancy resource centers on our links page.
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SLU Students for Life welcomes you!
September 21, 2015
SLU Students for Life
An open letter to the SLU Community in response to demonstrations on Grand Blvd:
SLU Students for Life is a chartered student organization dedicated to building a culture of life on campus and beyond. We are not affiliated with Operation Save America or States of Refuge, and we do not endorse the tactics they used in spreading their message on Grand Boulevard on September 17th.
As a club, we believe in using encouraging, practical means to educate our community about issues that affect life at all stages, rather than employing a confrontational approach. We emphasize the importance of offering tangible support to those in need, especially through the Pregnant and Parenting Student Assistance.
We recognize that abortion is a highly sensitive issue, and we would like to extend our sympathies toward anyone who was personally affected by the signage and words used in the recent demonstration. Confidential, free, compassionate resources are available to those who are affected by abortion. In particular, we would like to note the following:
● SLU Counseling Center http://www.slu.edu/university-counseling-center
● ThriVe St. Louis http://www.thrivestlouis.org/
● Birthright St. Louis http://birthrightstl.org/
● Project Rachel (post-abortive healing) http://archstl.org/category/tags/project-rachel
Please contact us at any time for further information. It is our goal to serve our campus in a loving and life-affirming way.
SLU Students for Life
Fall 2015 Executive Board:
Sarah Blackwell email@example.com
Grace Daly firstname.lastname@example.org
Carly Sarnowski email@example.com
Joel Ocampo firstname.lastname@example.org
Leah Preslicka email@example.com
Mark your calendars! SLU Students for Life is excited to announce that our Fall 2015 speaker is Dr. Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Her talk is titled "How Can the Dream Survive?" The talk will be held on October 28 at 7 p.m. as part of Respect Life Month. Click here to learn more.
On April 15th we held our first Atlas Week event, "The Death Penalty Around the World," as part of Atlas Week 2015. There was a presentation comparing capital punishment in different countries and then we broke into discussion groups. There were 35 people present and we were able to start some great dialogue!
If you would like to check out some of the sources we referenced during the presentation, see the attached document below.
Thanks to everyone who attended!
For Respect Life Month 2014, we are writing a reflection blog. Each day a photo, link, or piece from one of our club members will be posted.
Here is the link: http://slurlm2014.wordpress.com/
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SLU Students for Life is committed to learning about and standing up for current human life issues, especially those that are prevalent in our community. One such issue is the death penalty. So far this year there have been 7 executions in the state of Missouri, more than the state's combined total for the past 8 years (Death Penalty Information Center).
The execution of Earl Ringo, a man who committed two murders in 1998, is set for Wednesday, September 10th.
The death penalty is an issue that is complicated for many people, including members of our club. We must keep the families of the murder victims, the family of Mr. Ringo, Mr. Ringo himself, and everyone involved in the case and execution in our minds and hearts.
Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty hosts a Vigil ahead of each execution on the steps of St. Francis Xavier College Church on the corner of Grand and Lindell.
Since this Vigil conflicts with our weekly meeting time, members of SLU Students for Life who want to participate will continue the Vigil after our meeting.
Please join us:
MADP Vigil 8-9 pm
SLU SFL Vigil 8:45-9:30 pm
For more information about MADP or for resources to write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper:
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April 2 2014 article: http://stlouisreview.com/article/2014-04-02/fostering-choice-life
From the Feminists for Life Pregnancy Resource Forum held on campus March 27th.
May 8 2013 article: http://stlouisreview.com/article/2013-05-08/slu-students-building
"Students for Life as a whole, and especially through the work of the Pregnant and Parenting Student Assistance committee, works to build a culture at SLU that supports life from conception to natural death...Through our endowment and tangible goals on campus, like lactation suites, we are able to build a culture of life not just in support of the unborn, but for the mothers, fathers, and their children. Our hope is that thorough this continuous building of a culture of life, women experience real support, which makes the decision to have a child easier, as resources are available to parents, and, more importantly, SLU is a warm and open place for pregnant and parenting students." - Allie Lombardo