The Harding University (HU) Students for Life club has recently restarted this semester HU Students for Life is a club that encourages and advocates for conversation about the anti-abortion movement, as well as suicide and sex trafficking awareness.
Junior Sierra Endsley, junior Sarah Hickerson and senior Carys Martin met with Dr. Nick Boone, associate professor of English and faculty sponsor for the club, and got the idea to bring the club back to campus. Martin said that from there, the women decided their roles and began the club-formation process, finding ways to get involved in the community and on campus.
“We were interested in joining the club and then we realized, ‘Oh wait, there’s actually no club to join,’” Martin said. “Dr. Boone said, ‘Decide right now who wants to be president if you want to take this on,’ and so then we delegated who would be president.”
The students have been passionate about these causes and thought the club would be a great way to get involved and use their voice to spread awareness for these issues. The club’s Instagram page says they plan to take action against suicide, euthanasia, human trafficking and abortion. Hickerson said she has a passion for these movements and using her voice for the voiceless.
“This is something that God has placed on my heart,” Hickerson said. “If we just change one person’s life or perspective, it’s totally worth it to me. I’m very passionate. I love the Lord, and I love others.”
The students said they hope to get involved in anti-abortion rallies in Little Rock and possibly take a trip to Washington D.C. for an anti-abortion rally in the future. They also said they hope to volunteer in the community and raise money for various “pro-life” foundations.
“We’re open to have tough conversations with others,” Endsley said. “We want to raise awareness and spread God’s love. We want everyone to feel welcomed, even if they have different opinions — that’s OK. We want to learn and have educating conversations.”
HU Students for Life will have their first meeting Sept. 23 at 5 p.m. in Mabee 111. Anyone is welcome. More information and updates can be found on their Instagram page @hu.studentsforlife.