Who are the Survivors?
Survivors is a youth based pro-life activism and apologetics ministry that exists to empower and equip the rising generation to end the abortion genocide in America. Often referred to as "the Marines" of the pro-life movement due to our reputation for being the "boots on the ground" on the front lines of the battle to save the pre-born babies of America, Survivors' approach prioritizes action. We train youth to be effective pro-life activists and apologists live on the job. The field is our classroom.
Any person born after January 22, 1973 is a survivor of the American abortion holocaust. On this date, the Roe vs. Wade decision legalized abortion on demand throughout all 50 states. Since this infamous decision, over 56 million children have been killed all in the name of “choice”. If you were born after the legalization of abortion in the U.S., we challenge you to consider yourself a survivor of the abortion holocaust. One third of your generation has been killed by abortion.
The Survivors are taking an active stand on behalf of those who have already been lost, and for those who are scheduled to die through abortion. We are empowered by the truth, enabled by extensive training, and unafraid of condemning the death of innocents.
Compelled by the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ and our respect for life, the Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust speak out on behalf of over 56,000,000 children lost to abortion in America since 1973.
Dedicated to defending the right to life of future generations, we are engaged in a battle to end America's genocide. We recognize the urgency of this war, as over 3,500 children die each day in the United States because of abortion.
As Survivors, we the young people of this generation are directly affected by the horror of this holocaust because it happened to us -- we are its target. Abortion has claimed the lives of our classmates, our friends, our brothers and sisters. It is our obligation to tell their story and compel the world to recognize us as the Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust.
The Survivors encourage and empower the youth of today as they dare to rise up against the slaughter of innocent children through abortion. We are committed to educating and equipping young activists who have a heart for the pre-born and are willing to be used by God to "defend those unjustly sentenced to death."
Our mission embodies cherishing life and fighting adamantly to abolish that which takes it: abortion. In light of this, we are wholly pro-life and at the same time we are abortion abolitionists. It is not enough to know that abortion is wrong. It is time we stand up and say: NO MORE. We are the generation of abortion abolitionists, and legalised child-killing will not survive us.
What We Believe
We believe in God, the Creator of all things and the Giver of Life. We believe that human life is precious in the eyes of the Creator. Human life from conception until natural death should be protected and its sanctity upheld. We believe that abortion in all of its forms is evil and mocks the sanctity of human life.
Like our founding patriot fathers and the Civil War abolitionists, The Survivors believe that abortion is the issue of our day and we must labor in earnest to end this travesty so that our posterity need not bear the label of Survivors.
We believe sex was designed by God for marriage. We believe that to prevent unanticipated pregnancies people should behave responsibly by practicing sexual purity until marriage. Sexual abstinence is the first step to abortion prevention.
We believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of God, our one and only Savior and Redeemer. We believe in the forgiveness of sins, including the sin of abortion, through His sacrifice on the cross. In our efforts to fight against abortion and educate our peers, our ultimate goal is to reach out to the lost and broken with the gospel of Christ and His message of life for all. We believe our work would be in vain if we were to educate and influence the minds of those around us, but ignore their hearts.
We believe that it is not enough to know that abortion is wrong...
...we are called to expose the horrific truth to the world.
Where We Began
On the 22nd day of January 1998, we as a nation marked the 25th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision known as "Roe vs. Wade". This also marked the beginning of a new breed of advocates for life: The Survivors.
Founded by Jeff White and Cheryl Conrad, national leaders in the pro-life movement, Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust has affected thousands of lives by equipping and activating the youth of America to speak out against abortion. Unique in their focus, one of the first activist pro-life youth organizations on the scene, Survivors brought the activism into a broader forum, re-envisioned and revamped -- and gave a voice to the generation that had suffered the worst of legalised abortion’s ravages.
Since then, trained Survivors have been bringing their honed debate skills and expert activism to events across the U.S. and the world...
In the Media: The Survivors have been featured in Teen People, Jane Magazine, Los Angeles Times, and other national publications. Survivors have appeared on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and many local television channels across the country. In August of 2006, the Survivors were featured in the "Pro-Life/Pro-Choice" episode of the FX Channel television show 30 Days. They were guests on EWTN’s Life on the Rock in January of 2011, and have since been interviewed on the show multiple times. Most recently, in 2012, Survivors ProLife Training Camp was covered by the English language affiliate of Al Jazeera in the documentary, Fault Lines.
With ProLife Training: Since 1998, the Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust have conducted annual ProLife Training Camps for high school and college students. Dedicated to education and activism, the summer camps equip youth to effectively fight against abortion in their churches, schools, towns, and across the nation. Camp attendees are trained in pro-life apologetics and leadership, law enforcement and legal issues, evangelism, and other extensive topics, both in the classroom and on the street.
As part of their dedication to equipping and activating youth, the Survivors offer one or multi-day training courses and seminars throughout the year. Geared toward groups of pro-life high school and college students desirous of making a difference, Survivors seminars feature expertly trained speakers to educate the youth and lead them in cutting-edge activism.
On top of Camps held bi-yearly, and training seminars, Survivors has organized and facilitated the International ProLife Youth Conference in Los Angeles two years running, in which pro-life leaders from across the globe have spoken and passed on their experience, knowledge, and support to this generation. The impact of Survivors’ training on the youth of America has been immeasurable: through the Conference and camps, the previous generation has made their ceiling our floor, enabling us to be the new wave of abortion abolitionists who will abolish abortion.
Through Activism: Survivors is a group of activists -- because to be pro-life means to act pro-life. Some of Survivors’ regular activism events have included: annual A ProLife Christmas Carol; EarthFair in San Diego, California; Mother’s Day Outreach; volunteer sidewalk counseling; Million-to-One Memorial die-ins, a signature event which peacefully and visually demonstrates the impact of abortion on our generation. More demonstrative activism includes Show-the-Truth campaigns; annual events to mark the anniversary of Roe v. Wade; volunteering at a home for unwed mothers; and exposing abortion providers through neighbourhood pickets, along with other activities to educate our peers to the horrors of abortion.
The Survivors are pioneers in regular on-campus activism with the Survivors Campus Outreach. Using educational displays, literature and discussion as their tools, teams of college-age Survivors have been educating their peers at campuses across the U.S. since 2001. Tour members have dedicated semesters and even years of their lives to this important work, and over 2,500 high school and college campuses have been exposed to the truth of abortion since Campus Outreach’s launch. Personal stories of lives affected by the Campus Outreach abound, and scores of preborn children have been saved because of the Survivors' dedicated efforts.
With Special Events: In addition to regular monthly and annual activities, the Survivors are often leaders and participants at national and international special events. The Survivors engaged in effective activism at the 1999 International Pro-Life Youth Conference in Dublin, Ireland; the 2000 Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles, California; the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah; the pro-abortion 2004 March for Women's Lives in Washington, D.C.; the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston, MA; 1998-2013 Roe v. Wade anniversary events in Washington, D.C., Los Angeles and Sacramento, California; advocating life for Terri Schiavo in 2005 in Florida; confirmation hearings for U.S. Supreme Court Justices in Washington, D.C; EarthFair in San Diego, California; the 2006 International Pro-Life and Family Conference in Dublin, Ireland; the 2008 New Hampshire presidential primaries; World Youth Day 2011. On top of that, Survivors organized and facilitated A Prayer for Change at the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado, as well as the 2012 event, ActsFive29, in Washington, DC.