Pro-Life T-Shirt Week Kicks off National Campaign

Washington, D.C. (28 April 2009) – The next time you see someone in a pro-life t-shirt dancing in a puddle, holding up the London Bridge, or smirking for the camera next to a police officer – you may be witnessing American Life League’s Pro-Life T-Shirt Week in action.

Tens of thousands of high school, college students and adults across the nation will participate in the week-long event.

Pro-Life T-Shirt Week, April 28 through May 4, seeks to mobilize pro-lifers around the country to witness to the reality of abortion and the number of innocent lives lost each day by wearing t-shirts inspired by the dignity of human life.

New this year is a photo scavenger hunt in which pro-lifers will compete. Winners will earn points by photographing themselves completing as many of the 252 tasks listed as possible.

“Pro-Life T-Shirt Week is an incredible opportunity to change hearts and minds across the country and to have while fun doing it,” said Erik Whittington, director of ALL’s Rock for Life program. “It encourages Americans to exercise their right to free speech and stand up for the personhood of all human beings from their very beginning.”

The official ALL Pro-Life T-Shirt Week shirt juxtaposes a mom and preborn baby in utero next to a picture of the same mom with a baby in arms and says “Person: Inside and Out.”

“This project unites pro-lifers across the country by something as simple and joy-filled as wearing a t-shirt,” Whittington said. “It’s a beautiful way to demonstrate your commitment to personhood – NOW!”

American Life League was cofounded in 1979 by Judie Brown. It is the largest grassroots Catholic pro-life organization in the United States and is committed to the protection of all innocent human beings from the moment of creation to death.  For more information or press inquiries, please contact Katie Walker at 540.659.4942.