Teens For Life
Welcome to Wisconsin Teens for Life!
Are you passionate about the right to life? Want to learn about how you can make a difference? Want to meet new friends that share your passion? Then you’re in the right place!
Teen Impact Writing Contest
Let's Talk Rules
- Choose your writing path: Informative/Fact-Based or Creative/Fiction
Your Informative/Fact-Based submission can take many forms: essay, persuasive speech, legislative testimony (what you would say at a public hearing for a pro-life/pro-choice bill), or another form of apologetics writing. Do some research on your chosen topic and form of writing, and then prove your point!
Your Creative/Fiction submission can be: a poem, short story, blog post, true/personal story, or historical fiction. Let your mind find what you want to write about, and then create a story or world to portray it! You can write about true events, but in a way that doesn’t align with an informative/fact-based medium.
- Choose your topic: Abortion, Euthanasia, or Stem Cells
These topics, while sometimes hard to talk about, are the biggest things that the pro-life movement focuses on. If these topics seem open ended, that’s the point! We want to hear YOUR thoughts on what matters, what you are passionate about, and why you are involved in this movement. To help, here are some resources to check out.
Writing submissions will be accepted from Monday, March 8th – Friday, April 30th. To submit your writing piece, upload a Word Document or PDF to this Google Drive. Make sure to include a title page with your name, age, and contact information!
Questions? Contact Joleigh Little-Bass at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Let's Talk Prizes
All winners from each writing path will receive free admission to Teen Impact Summer Camp and the Wisconsin Right to Life State Conference, plus:
1st Place: $100
2nd Place: $50
3rd Place: $25
Check Out Previous Winning Essays
Teen Impact Subscription Boxes
Our Teen Impact Subscription Boxes give teens the resources they need to continue to learn how to express their pro-life beliefs, as well as information on how to start Teens for Life groups and participate in training videos. In addition, each box includes more fun surprises – all of which can be enjoyed from the comfort of your home! Each box focuses on a different pro-life topic, while including an interactive challenge. Teen Impact Subscription Boxes are offered as a FREE educational tool for teens, so make sure to sign up today!
Start Your Own Teens for Life Group
Hey everyone! If you’re wondering how YOU can start your own Teens for Life group and get connected with other teens who care about the right to life, you’ve come to the right place!
Here’s a little something on how to get started — taking your first steps: Getting_Started.pdf
Once you’ve read through that, please email us using the form below to let us know that you exist and so we can help you out if you have any questions. We would love to put you in touch with other teen groups in WI and to invite you to some events designed just for teens like you who want to make a difference for life!
School Paper Research
You’re barely back from vacation and your teacher asks you to do a report or a research paper on a current issue. You believe strongly in the right to life and so you’d like to do your paper on some aspect of the abortion issue. But where do you start?
Of course, you’ll still have the responsibility to write the paper, watch your grammar, and turn in your paper in a timely fashion. But the links below will provide you with the kind of accurate information and arguments you need to prepare a top-notch paper. Here’s some practical advice and suggestions on how to think through assembling your paper.
Some Hints on Choosing a Topic
Deep or Wide? – Do you want to give your reader a general background on the topic or do you want to write in-depth on one aspect of the debate? If you choose to go general, you’ll basically just be introducing the topic and outlining some of its broad ramifications. But you can still show why the issue is important and address some of the most salient facts.
Life has many facets – If you decide you want to look at one issue in depth, there are many possible topic areas.
Doing Your Research
Write it down – When you find some information relevant to the topic you’ve chosen, write down exactly what your source says and fully document the original source. That means saying no more and no less than what the source says. Indicate the author, the name of the article, the publication, the date, and any further publication data. If you cite Roe v. Wade or any of the other High Court abortion cases, make sure you characterize these correctly by checking Supreme Court Decisions: Abortion.
Assembling Your Information
- Assemble Your Sources – Get all your notes and resources together. Take a look at what you’ve got. Are there any gaps in your research? If you’re looking at the history of abortion, do you have the information on the history of National Right to Life, and Wisconsin Right To Life, a key participant in the battle over abortion?
- Think through your arguments – What are the points you need to emphasize to best make your case? What is the logical order of your arguments? Do you have evidence for the arguments you intend to make?
- Outline your Paper – Your teacher may be your best guide here and he or she probably has a specific format in mind. It’s often as simple as identifying your thesis, lining up the main points of your argument, supplying the evidence you need to make those points, and then summing up your research in a conclusion.
- Factsheets – Factsheets such as the Teens & Abortion: Why Parents Should Know and The Pain of the Unborn not only supply you with the facts, but also provide good examples of how a topic can be organized and can help you spotlight the strongest and most relevant arguments.
Writing Your Paper
- Pay attention to the basics – You may have a great argument and possess the most compelling evidence. But if you can’t express it in a clear and concise way, you’ll impress no one. Follow standard rules of grammar so that subjects and verbs agree, sentences don’t run on, proper nouns are capitalized, etc. Check your spelling. Have someone else read your paper or read it out loud to see if any phrases or sentences are jarring or confusing.
- Know your audience – Quotes from the Bible, Pope John Paul II’s “Gospel of Life,” etc. may fit in nicely to your paper if you are encouraging people of faith to take up the right-to-life cause. In a public school, however, it may be more effective to argue the right-to-life cause from a human rights or civil rights perspective. Not everyone recognizes the same religious authority, but your teachers will take note of material from medical texts and journals about the development of the unborn child or abortion’s physical and psychological effects on women. (Problems After Abortion)
- Stick to the Facts – If you don’t have a source for some statement you want to make, don’t make it. If you have conflicting sets of data, get the sources for each one and see which one holds up best.
- Keep your cool – Never personally attack and avoid hyperbole. Give opposing arguments their due both because that is being intellectually honest and because it tells your teacher he or she does not need to view your solid counter-evidence with suspicion.
Can we guarantee you’ll get an A+ on your research paper? Sorry, no. A great deal of that is still up to you.
But with links found here and at National Right to Life Educational Trust Fund, you’ll have the ideas and information you need to address some of the hottest topics in America today. You’ll be better and smarter for it. And that’s what education is all about.
Need More Info?
Wisconsin Right to Life online resources are helpful for both high school and college students researching the various life issues.
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