Pro-life conference sells out months early


Pro-life students standing in front
of a Planned Parenthood clinic

Washington D.C. - The National Conference of Students for Life of America, scheduled to be held on Jan 23, 2010, has already sold out.

“I was amazed to see our national conference sell out so quickly this year. It is a true reflection of what my staff has been witnessing on college campuses for the past several months,” Kristan Hawkins, the Executive Director of Students for Life of America, told CNA.

The conference will be an opportunity for students across the U.S. to receive training on how to be effective advocates for life, be educated on all of the current issues affecting the pro-life movement, and meet and network with other pro-life students from across the country. It will be held at the Catholic University of America on January 23, the day after the March for Life in Washington, D.C.

“Pro-life students are tired of the some old politics as usual in Washington, D.C. and on their campuses. They are activating like never before to provide resources to women facing unplanned pregnancies in their communities and are standing up to the culture of death policies of Congress and the current presidential administration,” Hawkins added.

The conference's website assures readers that next year's conference will be held in a larger venue. But for the 778 participants lucky enough to be registered, the day itself  will feature talks on “Knowing Your Rights on Campus” and “How Abortion Affects Real Women and Men.”

The afternoon will host a number of  breakout sessions aimed at helping students become better and more effective ambassadors to their campuses. The sessions will discuss a variety of topics ranging from stem cell research and bio-ethical reform to sidewalk counseling and breaking through apathy on their campuses.

Click here for more information on the conference and the host organization
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Source: CNA
Publish Date: November 28, 2009
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