In a virtual state meeting via Google Hangout, Wahpeton teenager Mary Benton was elected by peers as the new President of North Dakota Right to Life – Teens for Life. Elizabeth Anderson, of Fargo was elected as the Vice-President and Jane Johnson of Hebron as the Treasurer. Dickinson teen Katerina Jankowski was not present during the “Hangout” meeting, but accepted the position as Secretary.
Teens for Life is the official youth outreach program of National Right to Life geared specifically toward teens. The pro-life movement is the humanitarian movement of their time, and, as young people, teenagers can play an important role in it.
“Abortion is an issue that teens are continually exposed to, and who better to educate teenagers on the life issues than other teenagers?” NDRL Executive Director Brock Schmeling noted. “In this day and age when organizations like Planned Parenthood are in our schools teaching sex education, students are not hearing the truth about abortion, so who will tell them the truth?”
President Mary Benton says, “It is our privilege and honor as pro-life teens to speak the truth to our peers.”
“We are ‘the abortion generation,’ but we are fighting back,” says Jane Johnson. “We are fighting for those who have gone before us, whom we will never have a chance to meet, and we are working to ensure that there is hope for the future of children.”
North Dakota Right to Life is dedicated to protecting the lives of every human life from fertilization to natural death. For more information please contact: office@NDRL.org or (701) 258-3811 or www.NDRL.org.