JFK for Life, a club at the school, is leading the charge for Wednesday pro-life event

Pro-life students at John F. Kennedy High School in Mount Angel planned to walk out of school at 10 a.m. Wednesday to protest abortion, to call for support for student mothers, and to oppose Planned Parenthood.

Students planned to stand outside for 900 seconds to symbolize the estimated 900 lives they said are taken every day by Planned Parenthood. The event is part of a student-initiated pro-life walkout to exercise First Amendment rights, a press release said.

Marcos Sanchez, the president and founder of JFK for Life, the pro-life club at Kennedy High School, said, "We are walking out to raise awareness of the cruel practices that happen every day through abortion, which hurts both mother and preborn child. We demand action to be taken to defund Planned Parenthood and reallocate taxpayer money to federally qualified health centers."

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