Wednesday: Pro-Life Org Kick-off

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At The King's College campus this school year, two students hope to open a discussion on the hotly debated topic of abortion. Students Abby Smith (‘20) and Abby Murphy (‘20) are kicking off a new pro-life student organization, Students For Life. 

“Often, it seems like Christian campuses seem judgemental and legalistic towards these types of topics,” Abby Smith said. “We need to change that, especially living in New York.”

New York City is the abortion capital of the world. Both Smith and Murphy believe King’s students need to be educated on social issues that are relevant in the area they live and work.

During the Spring 2017 semester, Smith was inspired to start Students For Life after noticing that abortion was not a topic often discussed within the King’s community.

Smith insists that this topic needs to be pursued, especially on religious higher-education campuses. “We want to educate students on the King’s College campus,“ Smith said. “We believe that abortion is one of the worst human rights atrocities that has ever existed and King’s doesn’t talk about it enough.”

President Abby Smith and Vice President Abby Murphy at Spring Formal 2017.

President Abby Smith and Vice President Abby Murphy at Spring Formal 2017.

Students For Life will provide a platform for students to get involved with a number of pro-life activities. The organization will hold special events, debates, discussions, and opportunities for city-wide involvement including partnerships with other pro-life organizations in New York CIty.

Students for Life will serve organizations Avail, a pregnancy resource center based in Downtown Manhattan, and Expect Hope, a maternity home in the Bronx.

“We are simply providing students an opportunity to get outside school and in touch with this movement within the city,” Smith said. “The best way to educate ourselves is to get involved in the local community.”

Students For Life will host two events per semester.  On Friday, Sept. 29 at noon, the organization will host speaker Serrin Foster, president of Feminists for Life.

“We want to start building a foundation, and see where it goes,” Smith said.


Want to get involved?

The first Students For Life meeting will be held on August 30 from 6 to 7 p.m.  

For more information, future event dates, or to join the organization, contact President Abby Smith at or Vice President Abby Murphy at