100 Universities Will Show Documentary About How Abortion Hurts Women

Students for Life of America, the nation’s largest pro-life youth organization that serves more than 1,100 college and high school pro-life groups, is showing the multiple award-winning documentary, HUSH, on more than 105 college and medical school campuses on March 23rd in order to start a conversation about the well-documented and long-term health risks associated with abortion that are presented in the internationally acclaimed film.

A partial list of participating schools is listed below
Aquinas College
Asbury University
Arapahoe Community College
Ball State University
Boston College
Brown Universality
Carroll College
Central College
Central Michigan University
Clarion University
Clark College
Colorado State University Pueblo
Community College of Allegheny County
Concordia College
CUNY Queens College
Dartmouth College
Davidson College
Diocese of Lexington
Fairfield University
Florida International University
Georgetown University
Gonzaga University
Gordon College
Grove City College
Hillsdale College
Immaculata University
Iowa State University
Kutztown University
Lake Superior State University
Laramie County Community College
Lee University
Linn Benton Community College
McGovern Medical School
Messiah College
Mississippi State University
Moody Bible Institute
Northern Kentucky University
Otterbain University
Pacific Lutheran University
Penn State University
Pikes Peak Community College
Portland Community College
Portland State University
Quincy University
Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Saint John Vianney Seminary
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
St Mary’s College of Maryland
Stephen F. Austin State University
Texas Christian University
The College of Idaho
The College of New Jersey
The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
Trinity University
Truman State University
University of Alabama
University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
University of Dallas
University of Illinois Chicago
University of Kansas School of Medicine
University of Kentucky
University of Louisville
University of Mary Washington
University of Mississippi
University of Nebraska at Kearney
University of Nebraska at Omaha
University of North Texas
University of Pittsburgh
University of Richmond
University of Southern Indiana
University of Wisconsin La Crosse
Weselyan University
Western Oregon University
Western Washington University
Wheaton College
Whitworth University
Yale University

“The film is specifically about opening up a healthy conversation on women’s reproductive health and providing correct information that women are entitled to have if they are considering abortion,” said Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America. “It’s being screened at colleges and universities because it’s these women who are the largest demographic who may be suffering from complications from abortions and it’s at these educational institutions that thoughtful and fair consideration in the pursuit of truth is still king.”

Director Punam Kumar Gill, who is pro-choice, went into this project on a mission to investigate the controversy surrounding abortion’s effects on women, and wound up investigating health risks related to her own late-term miscarriage.

“This is not a political film, it’s a women’s health film that is packed with important information about breast cancer, premature birth, miscarriage, pregnancy and abortion, that every audience member will learn something from,” said Joses Martin, Producer of HUSH. “But it does come out with some very controversial findings that refute supposedly conclusive statements made by international health organizations.”

“I think this screening will present a much-needed opportunity to foster discussion about abortion and women’s health, while enabling viewers to recognize that the political rhetoric (on both sides) obscures important information,” said Anya Hong, President of Brown University Students for Life. “Students at Brown are intellectually curious and the film’s slogan of ‘pro-information’ has the potential to appeal to many of the students on campus. Our goal in providing a screening of the movie is to clear the politics surrounding the issue and to allow everyone on our campus to work towards a common goal – providing pro-woman, pro-health, and pro-human resources.”

Certainly the volatile topic of the film alone has, in the past, evoked a too familiar response. Last fall, Fordham Students for Life screened HUSH on campus and pro-choice protestors physically blocked the doors of the building so people who wanted to see the film were forced to turn away. The protestors then went to the screening, filled out response forms to the movie with negative feedback and left before actually seeing it.

“We see this as an opportunity on campuses for respectful and productive discourse for the sake of women’s health, not a screaming match over abortion,” said Hawkins. “We are hoping that these serious side effects to abortion will be given the attention that they demand by the mainstream media in a true service and honor to women.”

–Life News
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