Conference Draws Prominent Young Advocate
Lila Rose of Live Action, Who Exposed Planned Parenthood's
Misinformation and Scandal, to Appear at SpeakOut Illinois 2010
The SpeakOut Illinois coalition of pro-life organizations will hold
their annual conference on Saturday, January 30, 2010 at the DoubleTree
Oak Brook Hotel and feature Lila Rose, president of California-based
Live Action, a youth-led movement dedicated to building a culture of
life and ending abortion. Rose, a UCLA student, and Live Action engage
in investigative journalism to expose the threats against the unborn.
Her undercover videos on "Exposing Planned Parenthood" have resonated
with pro-life advocates across the nation.
SpeakOut Illinois is a unique coalition of more than thirty pro-life
organizations in northern Illinois, including activists such as the
Pro-Life Action League, Crisis Pregnancy Centers, pro-life law firm the
Thomas More Society, politically active pro-life groups and religiously
affiliated organizations such as Lutherans for Life and Catholic
Citizens of Illinois.
In addition to Lila Rose, former Kansas attorney general Phill Kline
will discuss his lengthy legal battle with Planned Parenthood. The
Henry Hyde Lie Leadership Award will be presented to Austin Ruse,
president of the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute (C-FAM).
Ruse works extensively in the international arena to protect the
sanctity of life.
"Planning and executing this conference enables us to truly come
together for the pro-life movement," said Ann Scheidler, vice president
of the Pro-Life Action League and coordinator of SpeakOut Illinois. "We
can learn about and support each other's ministries while aligning our
efforts to reflect on the tragedy of Roe v. Wade."
Concurrent with SpeakOut Illinois is TeenSpeak, a conference for teens
designed to help them live out their pro-life beliefs. TeenSpeak will
also feature Rose and is sponsored by Generations for Life, the youth
outreach division of the Pro-Life Action League.
"We hope other pro-life minds will join us at SpeakOut Illinois 2010,"
said Scheidler. "It is but one way to strengthen the voice for life in
Illinois and make an impact on the pro-life movement this year."
For more information, the day’s schedule and to register, visit http://speakoutillinois.org/
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January 26, 2010
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