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    6/30/2014 4:01:41 PM Posted by Ashley Pratte

    HobbyLobbyHaleyJones"We are the PRO-LIFE GENERATION! We are the PRO-LIFE GENERATION!!!"

    This morning a momentous decision was made that helped to define the path of the Pro-Life movement. The Supreme Court ruled in favor of religious family-owned business Hobby Lobby.

    The court case had made it all the way to the Supreme Court and I had the opportunity to be there with Young Americans for Freedom as well as Students for Life activists to await the decision.

    For an hour we chanted, clapped, yelled and held up our YAF and pro-life banners in the intense Washington, DC heat. By the end our voices were sore, our legs were tired of jumping, our arms hurt from holding up the signs above our heads and our shirts were soaked from the intense heat beating down upon us.

    But we didn't feel a thing. Standing there in intense anticipation we waited, chanting, cheering, hoping and silently praying that our individual freedom and liberty would be upheld.


    As we chanted these words we all held onto the hope that our nation was founded upon, preparing our hearts and minds for the worst, but hoping and praying for the best.

    And then it happened. I will never forget how it felt to be on the steps of the Supreme Court as such a momentous decision was made. A great crowd of people flooded out of the Supreme Court and the crowd below started to go wild.

    WE WON!

    It feels pretty good to be a part of history being made. The crowd around us embraced, we jumped, some people cried, we laughed and erupted into a joyous mob of exaltations.

    And that was when I knew. I knew why I was a part of Young Americans for Freedom, why I believed in freedom and individual liberty.

    It's moments like these- to be present and stand up for life, for liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

    I truly do believe that with Young Americans for Freedom and the Conservative Movement, we truly are the PRO-LIFE GENERATION.

    Written by Haley Jones, a Sarah T. Hermann Intern Scholar at Young America's Foundation, and YAF Chapter Chair at College of the Ozarks

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    • I think your generation as a whole feels that women should have reproductive choice.
      Posted by Doc Sarvis on 07/07/2014
    • Your generation is standing up for TRUTH for women and children. You are the generation and only people advocating higher medical standards at abortion clinics where none currently exist. You are the generation demanding that women have access to emergency services after botched abortions by requiring doctors to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles. You are the only generation demanding that born alive babies don't sit on bloody shelves to die. You are the generation who is helping women see the truth by raising money for FREE Ultrasound exams at Pregnancy Resource Centers. You are the REAL generation standing up for Women and pre-born humans... Your children will rise up and bless you and say YOU STOOD UP for ethics and human rights!!! Rachel Janzen RN, member - American Association of Pro-Life Nurses
      Posted by Rachel Janzen on 07/07/2014
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