This is the generation that will abolish abortion!

Pro-Life People Must Unite to Save as Many Babies as Possible and End Abortion – A Look at Immediate Abolition vs Incremental Approaches in the Fight to End Abortion.

Bryan Kemper

I have never met anyone who fights for the end of the practice of child killing we call abortion ever say they want to simply regulate it so we can keep fighting it. That is just not a logical or believable position for anyone who is pro-life. In reality, the fact that I am writing this piece is exhausting but necessary.

There is an unfortunate divide in the pro-life world over compromise and when it is acceptable. There are actually many different levels of so called “no compromise” positions inside the very argument of whether a piece of legislation should be supported or not.

The two extremes would be to embrace any legislation that can possible save some lives as we fight for more on our way to the total abolition or reject all legislation that is not 100 percent immediate abolition.  In between that you have those who might accept only the least restrictive legislation because it might not get blocked by courts or those who will take an incremental law as long as there are zero compromises such as rape or incest.

I normally don’t like to write about this publicly but I do believe it needs to be addressed as so many everyday people don’t know which camp to pitch their tent in and who to support in this battle.

I think the last of word of my last paragraph is the key word, battle. Every time we see a new piece of legislation it is but a battle in a larger war. Every time we argue a new way to end some abortions we are picking a battle to chip away at the enemy, which is the pro-abortion industry.

Of course we would want to have that one tactic, that one battle plan that could end the war on the sanctity of life in one fell swoop.  I did not want to spend the past 30 years waking up every day thinking about all the children who will be killed today, I would love to move on to other endeavors in life. However I am also one who understands that sometimes things take time, they take planning, they take strategy and they take a faithful resilience to run the race and cross the finish line.

Let’s looks at the military for a minute. We have several branches of military for a reason. There are many lines of defense and offense when it comes to war. For instance, if a certain piece of land needs to be taken you will have cooperation from the different branches to fight a particular battle. The Air Force may fly over and drop bombs to clear the way for the Army or Marines to advance while the Navy is offshore firing missiles. The fact is many things have to happen that in and of themselves will not win the battle.

So what if you are on a ship in the ocean and several people fall overboard; what is the best way to save their lives?  Would it make sense to argue over the best way to save them? If one person said “I’m going to jump in and grab as many people as I can,” would you tell them not to because they won’t be able to save everyone so they are compromising and sentencing some to death? Would you stop someone from throwing a life preserver to someone because you believe they should use a more comprehensive method like taking the time to lower a life boat and trying to save more people?

In reality there are many things that can be done by many people. Maybe there is a strong swimmer on board who can jump in and start saving as many as he can. At the same time another person with good aim and strong arms starts to throw a life preserver over and pull as many people as he can into the boat. While that is happening others lower the lifeboats and begin to go out and pull people out of the water.

The fact is that all of those things can save lives and should be done by those who are taking those actions. If instead we stood by and argued about whose method worked better or even worse tried to stop others from acting because you don’t agree with their method, everyone would die.

I was once asked on the show “Politically Incorrect” with Bill Maher what I would do if I came upon a burning building and saw two people inside. One was a baby and the other was then President Bill Clinton, who would I save first. Two of other panelist said they would save the baby while I said I would save whoever I could reach first.

Bill Maher was surprised by my answer thinking as pro-lifer I would obviously go for the baby first. I explained to him that I couldn’t put one person’s value over the others. I could not choose to save the baby because the baby is more important or vice versa, could not choose the President because he was more important. The simple truth is that every single human person is of equal value and I would be obliged to save whoever I can. This is honestly the whole reason I am a full time pro-life advocate: The protection of every single human person as an equal person with a right to live.

In a perfect world we would of course end this holocaust in one fell swoop, just pass a law and immediately shut down every single abortion mill and cease all abortions. In a perfect world we would never have even gotten to this point where thousands of babies are murdered every day. We do not live in a perfect world.

We can complain about a piece of legislation all day. We can point out the faults and imperfections that would not protect every single American child from abortion because it’s not perfect. However the children a particular law can save are the ones right in front of us so we can grab them and save them right now. To tell them you won’t support saving them because you cannot, in the same action, save all children is a disingenuous and self-righteous position.

I have the upmost respect for those who have vocalized so loudly the fact that every single abortion no matter the circumstance of conception of the baby is an act of homicide. Even in the most heartbreaking and emotionally difficult situations, every single pregnant woman is carrying a human person with a full and equal right to life. Every single human from the very moment the sperm and ovum unite deserves protection and I will fight for that protection.

However if I have a chance to save as many other humans on the path to establishing that protection, I will take all of those opportunities.  This does not make me a compromiser; this makes me someone who recognizes that I must fight many battles on the way to winning the war. Let’s be resolute to fight abortion, not abortion fighters.

Bryan Kemper

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Originally posted on LifeNews.com

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Can you be morally opposed to an evil but still support the legality and practice of that evil?

Bryan Kemper President of Stand True Pro-life Outreach

One of the most mind-boggling arguments I hear from people on the issue of abortion is, “I’m morally opposed to abortion but I cannot tell someone else what to do and it should remain legal.” Every time I hear this argument it makes my head want to explode.

I have often said to people that I’m sure many said that in the time of slavery. I ask them how they would react to someone saying, “I’m morally opposed to slavery but I would never tell anyone not to own a slave.” The reaction is always, “that’s not the same thing.”

Before I get into my response I wanted to look at history and find people actually using that argument. I was recently in Lancaster, PA at the Catholic Marketing Network working the Priests for Life booth. I looked up historical references to Lancaster and found a lot about our 15th President, James Buchanan. 

One of the first things I read about Buchanan was that he was morally opposed to slavery but didn’t want to make it illegal. Not only had I found someone who used this contradictory argument, I found a US President who espoused this argument.

He went beyond saying that it should remain legal and even went so far as to proclaim interference in slavery was an evil. On Dec 19, 1859 in his third annual message to Congress he said, “”Had it been decided that either Congress or the territorial legislature possess the power to annul or impair the right to property in slaves, the evil would be intolerable.”

To him the attempt to stop slavery was more evil than slavery itself. I would argue that he couldn’t truly be morally opposed to an evil and yet support and defend the practice of that evil. He couldn’t call slavery evil if he believed and declared any attempts to interfere with slavery evil.

So how is this the same thing when it comes to abortion? The answer is quite simple, both slavery and abortion are evils that take a group of human persons and strip them of their rights. Both slavery and abortion allow one group to determine the worth and value of another group and decide their fate.

Buchanan in his writings and speeches proved beyond a shadow of doubt that he truly did not believe that black people were not truly equal humans.

“What would be your situation, fellow-citizens, if negroes were admitted to an equality of political and social rights with white men and white women? …. The subject is too disgusting, and I recoil from it.” (speech on August 18, 1838)

“Alas for the South! It is already ruined for years to come without immediate remedy. Negro equality & negro suffrage have already done their work.” (letter of November 2, 1867)

“The opposition to Negro Suffrage in the South, as well as in the North, has been the principal cause of our triumph everywhere. Abandon this, & we are gone.” (letter of November 9, 1867)

He could not in any believable way truly say that he was morally opposed to slavery when he did not believe that blacks were truly humans. In the same way I cannot believe someone who argues that they are morally opposed to abortion if they believe that pre-born humans are not human enough to protect with full human rights.

Anytime we as a society decide that other humans do not enjoy the same basic rights as us because of uncontrollable circumstances such as skin color, religion or age we are committing a great evil. When anyone disguises this belief as an attempt to protect the rights of one group of people over the rights of another group, this is one of the most ignoble mindsets and must be rejected.

Abortion like slavery does exactly this, it pits the rights of an one human over the rights of another human and strips them of personhood for the convenience of those with power. Both practices are evil and cannot be defended as a right ever.

Most people have heard the phrase, “History repeats itself” and that is exactly what happened when the preborn had their personhood stripped away and the abortion holocaust was unleashed on our nation. While this phrase is often used to point out evil events I believe it will be used again to describe the abolition of abortion.

When those who claim to be morally opposed to abortion truly embrace what that means and raise their voices and demand an end to this genocide, we will see history repeat itself. We will see our preborn brothers and sisters freed from the tyrannical Supreme Court decision that declared they are not human persons and see their rights restored.

One of the shirts I wear the most often reads, “I am the generation that will abolish abortion.”  This is not just a saying on a shirt to me, it is a truth that I fight and dedicate my life to everyday. I urge everyone who has used this apathetic argument to not just be morally opposed to abortion, but be enraged by this evil and demand its abolition.  

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I’m Spending My Birthday Training Youth at Pro-life Camp in DC. This is My Birthday Fundraiser.

Stand True Founder, Bryan Kemper

For my birthday this year I will be at Survivors Pro-life Youth Camp in Washington DC with two of my kids and many more youth from around the country. We will spend 10 days training these young people in all aspects of pro-life work as well as tons of street activism.

For my birthday I am asking people to please consider a donation to Stand True to help us with costs for our ten days at pro-life camp. I have been involved with this camp for many years and taken several of my children with me over the years. I know it’s one of the best ways I can spend time with my kids and invest in their future.

There are a lot of costs with camp fees, driving to DC, food and other costs and Stand True can use your help to make this happen. I would give up any gift for my birthday to have the opportunity to help raise up future pro-life warriors.

If you are able to help us please Donate at HTTPS://GIVE.CORNERSTONE.CC/STAND+TRUE or click the donate button on this page.

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The Life and Death of Aspen Rita Raiff, My Second Grandchild.

On Sunday, June 30th I awoke to about the worse news possible; my daughter Abby who was 7 weeks pregnant lost her baby. Abby had recently been to the doctor to check on the baby and everything was fine. However on Sunday morning she suffered a miscarriage.

According to many people including Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Abby was not a mother yet, she simple had a clump of cells inside her womb. We know however that this is far from the truth; Abby is a mom who was looking forward to one day holding her child in her arms.

I asked Abby if she had decided on a name? She had, Aspen Rita Raiff. Abby has also decided that she is going to honor Aspen’s life by giving her a proper funeral. Aspen is Abby’s daughter, not her clump of cells.

Abby and her boyfriend have had some rough times, they are struggling but working hard to try and build a life. They really don’t have much money and cannot afford the costs of the funeral.

Stand True is committed to help them with the costs of the funeral to honor the life of Aspen. We need your help.

Stand True was about to launch a fundraiser to take several youth to Pro-life Summer Camp in a few weeks, now we must raise money also for the costs of the funeral and doctors bills for Abby.

The funeral costs, which include the gravesite, burial costs and headstone, are only $750.  Her emergency room visit will be around $500. A local minister is doing the service at no charge. Aspen will be buried very close to her uncle, Benjamin. There will be a few other costs involved, which we cannot calculate accurately yet.

If you would like to help us provide a beautiful funeral for Aspen it would be greatly appreciated. Our goal for the cost of the funeral and sending kids to pro-life Summer Camp in DC is about $3,000.

If you are able to help us please Donate at HTTPS://GIVE.CORNERSTONE.CC/STAND+TRUE or click the donate button on this page.

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Forget the lake, this summer I am taking my sons to D.C. for Pro-life Youth Summer Camp.

Jaemison Kemper at Survivors Pro-life Summer Camp 2017

Originally Published at Lifenews.com

On a daily basis my children ask me about what they hear in school or see online about President Trump and the elections. The younger kids have such a simple and innocent approach to what I do for work: Daddy saves babies.

They have grown up in a family of seven kids and seen pregnancy first hand many times. They have seen the loss of a child through miscarriage and mourn the loss of their sibling often when they visit his grave to leave toys for him. They have seen their older sister embrace an unexpected pregnancy and welcome their niece into our family with love.

They understand that some people don’t believe that children in the womb have rights and they reject that thought categorically when they brag about their dad saving babies.  They know abortion is killing and refuse to even consider any excuse or justification for such an evil.

Two of my sons, Atticus and Jaemison, are teenagers and have grown up going to events with dad, standing in front of abortion mills praying with dad and watching dad speak at concerts, rallies and so many other events. They have asked to go with me whenever I have to leave town for a pro-life event but unfortunately can’t go so many times.

Summertime  is different; they know that every summer dad is part of a pro-life training camp for youth. Their older sister, who now has a baby herself, had been part of this camp and Jaemison has been for the past two summers. This year Atticus is finally old enough and he cannot wait.

On July 16 the three of us will get in my car and drive to Washington, D.C. to take part in the Survivors Youth Pro-life Training Camp (www.prolifecamp.com) for 10 days in our nation’s capital. They are so excited to join dad and learn more about how to be a voice for the voiceless and effectively engage our culture with the message of life.

We also need support for our trip to DC for camp. Camp cost $475 per kid plus all travel expenses. Stand True is sending us and we need to raise about $1,500 for the total trip. Donate at https://give.cornerstone.cc/Stand+True or click the donate button on this page.

Parents love to see their kids accomplish great things; hit home runs, score touchdowns, make the honor roll and so many other great moments of childhood. I can tell you that when my son caught his first interception in peewee football I screamed so loud it could have drowned out a tornado siren.

I love seeing my kids strive for accomplishments and achieve great things. I am a proud dad. But more than all of that when I see my kids take an active stand for the dignity of human life I am prouder than ever. They give up 10 days of their summer fun to sit in a classroom setting for hours a day to learn about pro-life work. They take to the streets all afternoon and evening to be a public witness for life and don’t care what anyone says to discourage them. They become activists like their father and I cannot even begin to describe how amazing that feeling is when I see them in action.

With the landscape of politics today and the surge of pro-life laws being passed in so many states this year’s Survivors camp is more important than ever. With every single democratic nominee for president standing so firmly on the right to kill innocent babies in the womb, many of them supporting it up until birth, we must raise our voice.

Last week I wrote a commentary published at LifeNews about the cost of silence in the face of the abortion holocaust. My children have decided that they cannot be silent and want to join their father in this monumentally important fight. My son Jaemison last year wore a pro-life t-shirt to eighth grade almost every day. Atticus is now joining his brother with a passion to take a stand. They understand the cost of silence and are refusing to sit on the sidelines; they are boldly taking the truth to the frontlines.

As the Youth Outreach Director for Priests for Life, I have spent countless hours with Father Frank Pavone, National Director, talking about how we can educate, equip and activate the youth to be the generation that abolishes abortion. We at Priests for Life are excited to be a part of the Survivors Youth Pro-life Camp and encourage anyone reading this to consider sending your kids to camp and to pray for all the young people taking a stand.

We will be posting updates, photos and stories from camp daily here.

We also need support for our trip to DC for camp. Camp cost $475 per kid plus all travel expenses. Stand True is sending us and we need to raise about $1,500 for the total trip. Donate at https://give.cornerstone.cc/Stand+True or click the donate button on this page.

Bryan Kemper

Youth Outreach Director for Priests for Life and President of Stand True Pro-life Outreach. Follow Bryan on twitter @bryankemper

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Ginsburg Saying Pregnant Women Aren’t Mothers Insults Moms Whose Babies Died in Miscarriage

A woman who exercises her constitutionally protected right to terminate a pregnancy is not a mother.” – Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

When I read the words of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg I was heartbroken not only for myself but for all parents who have lost a child to miscarriage. She is lifted as a champion of women but with one sentence she put a dagger in the back of all women.

Without even getting into the fact that there is no constitutional right to abortion in the first place I want to address the painful and hurtful words she just entered into history.

On the morning of February 23, 2011 I awoke to the scream of my wife coming from the bathroom down the hall. I jumped out of bed and ran to her, finding her standing next to the toilet bleeding. In tears she pointed to the toilet where the body of my son (approximately 12 weeks into his development) was floating.

I stood in shock for a moment as we did not even know we were pregnant; the test we took weeks earlier came up negative. Then I noticed my wife was not steady and she was bleeding badly. I wrapped a towel around her to stop the bleeding and scooped my son’s body out of the toilet. I then loaded my wife into the van, as I knew driving her to the hospital would be faster than waiting for an ambulance.

When we arrived in the emergency room the attending doctor immediately called for a specialist, as he could not stop the bleeding; there was blood literally on the walls and floor. As the specialist came into the room he looked up and said, “Oh my God; is that her blood pressure?” My heart stopped. I have to say that was the scariest moment of my entire life as I thought for a moment I might lose my wife.

The doctor was able to stop the bleeding and my wife was stabilized. The doctor pointed to the container holding our son and said he would “take care of that.” I told him, “No, we are going to have a funeral.”

My wife and I sat down with our other children and looked at our son’s body and asked them to name him. We chose Benjamin Davis Kemper. Benjamin Davis Kemper is as much my child as any of our living children. Benjamin Davis is buried in a cemetery in Troy, OH where he was given the dignity he deserved with a funeral and burial.

My family visits Benjamin’s gravesite regularly; we go to mourn the loss of one of our family members, not the loss of a pregnancy. Even if we had not had any other children we would still be parents.

It is necessary for the abortion industry to propagate lies like the one told by Justice Ginsburg in order to justify taking the life of innocent human children by abortion. They must continue this narrative in order to try and convince society that the act of terminating the life of a living human person is really just terminating a pregnancy.

Abortion is more and more being exposed as one of the most anti-women evils in history so they must go as far as even denying a pregnant woman is a mother. True feminists are rising up to declare that their equality cannot and will not be bought with the blood of their children. In fact it further strips away equality and the rights of every woman who is killed at the hands of an abortionist, both mother and child.

Ginsburg Saying Pregnant Women Aren’t Mothers Insults Moms Whose Babies Died in MiscarriageOn behalf of all mothers and fathers who grieve the loss of their child to miscarriage I implore you, Justice Ginsburg, to recant those devastating words. You have lost all ability to speak on behalf of women as you put a dagger in their backs and denied their motherhood.

Originally posted to Lifenews.com

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Abortion Stops A Beating Heart

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Survivors Pro-life Training Camp



July 16 – 26 I will join other National Pro-life leaders in Washington DC to help train young people as part of Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust’s Summer Pro-life Training Camp. Find more info at ProlifeCamp.com



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How Do You Answer Your Teenage Daughter When She Tells You She’s Pregnant?

Bryan Kemper

I have spent close to 30 years standing outside abortion mills talking to men and women about alternatives to abortion, pleading with them to know that their child is a gift from God and no matter what got them in this situation their child is a blessing.  When I first started to have kids I would bring them with me to pro-life events and dress them in pro-life t-shirts. I was the proudest father on the planet when my kids would ask me if they could protest abortion with me or ask me to help them write a paper in school about abortion.

I often talk to my daughters about how we must love everyone and make sure young girls who are scared know there is help for them and people who love them in their darkest hours. I witnessed my kids talk to people at our booths about how wrong abortion is and how every single child is a wanted child and needs to be welcomed in love.

I can honestly say that when they were young I never imagined that one of my own daughters would be that scared teenage girl who is terrified of telling her parents she’s  pregnant. I just assumed that they would grow up, fall in love, get married and then have kids.

The day I walked into the hallway and saw my precious angel crying and afraid to tell me what I already knew was a difficult day. Not because I had to face the reality that my daughter is pregnant, but because I had to see that fear in her eyes and hear her say the words “Are you mad at me Dad?”

To be honest, anger was the last emotion I felt at that moment. I hugged my daughter tight and just told her I loved her. When she asked me if I was mad I said without hesitation, “NO! How can I be mad at you for blessing me with my first grandchild?”

Over the years I have talked to many kids from Christian homes, pastor’s daughters and even pastors themselves who were walking into abortion mills because they were afraid of how people would react. I have heard pastors talk about how they feared what their church members would say to find out their child got pregnant out of wedlock. I have heard young girls tell me they were afraid if their parents found out that they would be kicked out of the house and disowned.  An angry father once threw me to the ground as he pushed his crying daughter into the abortion mill to make her have an abortion she didn’t want.

I am going to say something that may not sit well with many people; the abortion rate in churches is directly caused by those who forget the Mercy and Grace Christ shows us on a daily basis. It blows my mind that we would be more worried about hiding a sexual sin than accepting the gift of life. Instead of embracing the absolute grace of God we reject life itself destroy His image.

Pregnancy is not a sin; pregnancy is not a disease, and pregnancy is not something to ever be ashamed of. Every single child is a blessing from the Lord and should be welcomed and embraced with all the love in the world. When we react in anger and shame we reject grace and have forgotten the Divine Mercy Christ showed us when He gave His life for us. So many people choose to sacrifice the child to cover a sin that has already been paid for in full by the very God who gave created that child.

We live in a political atmosphere that was wants to de-stigmatize abortion and ask women to “shout your abortion” in order to normalize killing babies. The recent video of an abortion activist bragging to children about how her abortion was simply like a bad dentist appointment is an attempt to further open the floodgates of the deadliest holocaust our world has ever seen.

We hear politicians screaming about children being separated from their parents in one breath as they demand government funding for Planned Parenthood to permanently separate children by killing them. The very people who want to welcome all immigrants into our country with open borders refuse to welcome all children to migrate from the womb into their parent’s arms.

Many years ago I was told a story by Judie Brown of American Life League about the day her daughter told her she was pregnant. Judie told us that the first words out of every parent’s mouth should be, “I love you.” I learned this lesson when my daughter was still a baby herself and never really imagined I would have to put this into practice with her. Nineteen years later that is exactly what I had to do and I thank God for those wise words Judie taught me so many years ago.

When my daughter told me she was pregnant I was filled with joy knowing that I am now a grandfather. The following week I drove her to our local crisis pregnancy center where I was recognized immediately for my pro-life work. We were loved, welcomed and never once judged in the least. The day after Christmas I met my daughter at the doctor’s office where we found out she is having a little girl. In May I will hold my granddaughter in my arms for the first time and I cannot be more excited.

Next week I will join hundreds of thousands at the March for Life in Washington D.C. and the following week at the Walk for Life West Coast in San Francisco. While these events are a call for an end to child killing they are also a call for us to show love and mercy to all and teach the world how to embrace the gift of life and reject the lies that lead so many to abortion.

Every child is a gift from God and every pregnant girl needs to be told how loved she is.

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Thirty-One Years Ago I Heard The Silent Scream; Will I Finally See The End Of The Abortion Holocaust I Have Been Fighting Since That Night?



It was a warm August night in 1987 when four young kids took the stage at a church in Anaheim, California, and changed my life forever. I was only a week into my Christian journey and just looking for some good music to listen to that would encourage me in my new faith. I was not expecting to find my calling in life that night, but that is exactly what happened when the band The Crucified began to sing a song entitled “The Silent Scream”.

I left that concert with a cassette tape that I listened to over and over and over. I took to heart the words of the song and the words that Stacey, the drummer’s then-girlfriend, now-wife, shared with me about abortion and what it really was. I could not stop thinking about what was going on in our world that I had been blind to for so many years. I could not erase the thought of a baby screaming for life while a doctor was intentionally killing a human being he was trained to heal.

Over the next few years I began to speak out against abortion, wearing pro-life t-shirts and putting stickers on my scooter and helmet. I began to collect and distribute pro-life literature. My journey to full-time pro-life activist had begun but I had not yet realized this was my life’s calling.

It was a couple years later when my friend Chris invited me to a pro-life event in downtown Los Angeles. We met up with a my friend, Elisa, and her mom at an abortion mill where a giant protest was taking place. I had a Mohawk and tattoos and most of the pro-abortion protesters thought I was one of them. They asked me to stand and guard the door, and to hold it open to allow women in to get an abortion.

I had heard about Operation Rescue and how its members would sacrificially sit in front of the doors in prayer to buy time for counselors to offer women an alternative to abortion. They would be arrested for laying their lives down for the sake of the precious children scheduled to die that day.

When I saw that young woman walking toward the door I was holding open, I had no choice; I had to do something to try to protect her child from what was about to happen. In the middle of hundreds of screaming pro-abortion activists, I slammed the door shut and linked my arms to the handles as the crowd around me realized I was actually pro-life.

I was hit, kicked and spat upon. They screamed, “He’s OR, He’s OR” as the girl turned and left and the police came running in to arrest me. I was walked out of the crowd in handcuffs as they all cheered. I was released later that day when pro-life activist Jeff White negotiated my release and within an hour I called my boss and told him I could no longer work on Saturdays. I knew that my Saturdays from then on would be spent standing up against abortion.

Over the years, as I got more involved with the Rescue movement, I began to dream about mixing my two passions, music and pro-life. I had been involved with Christian rock, working for many bands while also doing pro-life activism. In 1993 I was undercover at an abortion mill and I actually witnessed an abortion. That night, when I was crying out to God about what I saw, He gave me the vision and call on my life. I heard the audible words, “Bryan, save my children”. He gave me the vision to start Rock for Life and be a booming voice for life in the middle of the culture of death.

I began to organize concerts featuring bands like POD, Sometime Sunday, Focused, Precious Death, The Blamed and so many more. I was invited to tour with Lollapalooza in 1994 and I had a pro-life booth at every stop of the tour. I joined forces with Erik Whittington of the band Sometime Sunday to build Rock for Life into a full-time pro-life organization, mobilizing young people to stand up and call for an end to abortion.

Erik and I had a passion for creating cutting edge pro-life t-shirts, stickers, music and more. We wanted to not only educate and activate this generation but to equip them to be bold with the message. The first big shirt we did was a simple design with the words “Abortion Is Mean. This design became one of the most popular pro-life shirts every made. By the early 2000s you could not walk through a Christian concert festival without seeing this shirt everywhere you looked.

The back of the shirt had a message that resonated with our generation, a proclamation that so many took to heart. “You Will Not Silence My Message, You Will Not Mock My God, You Will Stop Killing My Generation.” This became an anthem for Christian youth as the youth pro-life movement began to explode.

Erik and I began to mobilize young alternative kids who did not fit the norm to come to the March for Life in D.C. It was amazing to see hundreds of kids marching together with Mohawks, dyed hair, tattoos and piercings alongside people you would never expect to see standing for the same cause. It was a revolution for life like no one had ever seen before. It was a beautiful sight.

Years later, with my new organization, Stand True, I launched a new shirt with a prophetic message that I 100 percent believe. “I Survived Roe vs. Wade, Roe vs. Wade Will Not Survive Me”.  I have often been asked if I truly believe this message, do I really believe this is the generation that will abolish abortion.

Yes! Yes I do believe this! When people ask me questions like, “Do you believe we can actually see Roe vs. Wade overturned,” I say, “Don’t ask can we, but when will we see this happen?”

That brings us to today, an historic moment in our nation, the turning of the Supreme Court to a conservative majority like we have not seen before. I have not been fooled into thinking that the nomination of Justice Kavanaugh is a guarantee that we will see the end of Roe soon, but I am encouraged to know we are a step closer.

The truth is we have probably not seen the last nomination from President Trump; in fact there could actually be two more Justices seated on the bench before he leaves office.

While we must remain cautious and vigilant in our fight for an end to abortion, I do believe that we can also take encouragement in the direction our nation is heading. It is true that even if Roe is overturned, it will not bring about the end of abortion, but it will bring us one giant step closer.

Even when we do see abortion outlawed again, something I believe will happen and needs to happen, we must continue to fight the culture of death. Just like all other evil attacks on humanity that have been made illegal, those things still happen. Just because as evil will still exist does not mean we don’t fight to outlaw that evil.

So here I sit sipping my coffee on a hot July morning about thirty-one years after I first heard about the silent scream, thinking about that concert that woke me up. Before I began to write this, I wrote a thank you to Jim and Stacey Chaffin on Facebook for being a huge part of inspiring my calling in life.

My message remains the same, my passion remains the same and my drive remains the same. This is the generation that will abolish abortion and Roe vs. Wade will not survive this generation.

Bryan Kemper

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