Young Activists

Ruth Lobo

In October 2010, “Carleton University in Ontario, Canada arrested four pro-life students for attempting to erect a pro-life display in the quad on campus. Ruth Lobo was one of those students. As president of Carleton Lifeline, the pro-life group on campus, Ruth refused to tolerate censorship by school administrators because of the content of their display. She boldly and articulately stood up to the school administrators bullying attempt to silence her free speech rights. Ruth was adopted from India at 10 months old by a Canadian family. India is known for their high rate of gender-selective abortions, and Ruth realized her birth mom could’ve easier had her killed. Before the arrest, Ruth was instrumental in resurrecting the pro-life club on campus. That’s when the problems began. The Student Union attempted to ban the club, saying they were anti-choice, anti-woman and in violation of their anti-discrimination policy. Ruth is majoring in Human Rights, a department which embraces abortion as a basic human right. In a recent feature article on LifeSiteNews, Ruth said this: ‘We need young people to step out and have the courage to do what is right even in the face of great adversity. I really encourage young people to think of the pro-life movement as a job option, even something to dedicate your life to, until abortion becomes unthinkable in our society'”  The above was taken from a statement on the Students for Life of America website.  Ruth Lobo went on to receive the 2010 International Activist of the Year award at the annual SFLA conference in Washington DC.  Here is the video of her arrest.

Lila Rose, age 24.

“Lila Rose, a recent UCLA graduate, has dedicated herself to building a culture of life and ending abortion. At age fifteen, Lila founded Live Action, a pro-life nonprofit which specializes in investigative journalism, media and youth education. Live Action works to expose abuses in the abortion industry and advocate for human rights for the pre-born, using new media to educate and mobilize both local and national audiences. Live Action also hosts the leading social media presence for the pro-life movement. Lila currently serves as President.

Lila has led numerous undercover investigations exposing corruption and illegal activity at Planned Parenthood, the nation’s biggest abortion chain. Her work has documented rampant sexual abuse cover up, racism, medical misinformation, thewillingness to assist sex traffickers, and false statements made by Planned Parenthood executives.

As a freshman at UCLA, Lila founded the pro-life student magazine The Advocate. The Advocate is now the largest pro-life student publication in the country, distributed at over 300 high school and college campuses with a circulation of 200,000.

Lila is a frequent guest on radio and television programs, including The O’Reilly Factor, The Glenn Beck Show, CNN, EWTN, and The Laura Ingraham Show. Numerous newspapers and blogs have also covered her work, including feature pieces by Reuters, the LA Times, the Wall Street Journal, Washington Times, and National Review. CNN featured Lila in a documentary, “Right on the Edge.” Lila has written for magazines and news groups including Politico, the Hill and First Things. Lila also serves on the board for the Queen of Angels Charitable Trust Foundation in Los Angeles, CA. Lila’s work has received a number of awards and Lila is a national and international pro-life speaker.”  The above from a statement on the website of Live Action.

Kristan Hawkins


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