Defender of Life Award Recipients Announced
Students for Life of America is pleased to announce its Defenders of Life Awards for the SFLA East and West National Conferences in January 2015.
Professor Robbie George will be presented with the award at the SFLA East National Conference in Washington, DC on January 23, 2015 and Peggy Hartshorn, Ph.D., will be presented with the award at the SFLA West Conference in San Francisco, CA on January 25, 2015.
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SFLA is thrilled to present these two outstanding individuals with the Defenders of Life Award for their tireless advocacy of the preborn and their mothers. Our national conference attendees are in for a big treat to hear Professor Robbie George and Peggy Hartshorn speak and receive their awards. Both of these individuals are titans in the pro-life movement and have so much wisdom to pass onto the new generation of pro-life leaders. We are very excited to have this opportunity to honor Professor George and Mrs. Hartshorn for their service.
Every year at the Students for Life of America National Conference, the Defender of Life Award is given to those pro-life heroes who have made bold and courageous steps to advance the pro-life movement, and defend the most defenseless among us – the preborn child, on the national stage within their sphere of influence.
Professor Robbie George is the holder of the McCormick Chair in Jurisprudence at Princeton University and the founding director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions. He is an incredible conservative, pro-life, Christian thinker and speaker. He is chairman of the United State Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF). He has served on the President’s Council on Bioethics and as a presidential appointee to the US Commission on Civil Rights. Professor George will be giving the keynote address at the SFLA East Coast National Conference.
Peggy Hartshorn became involved in the pro-life movement soon after Roe v. Wade when she and her husband joined the local Right to Life group, and they began housing pregnant women in their home in 1974. Mrs. Hartshorn is the president of Heartbeat International. Under her leadership, Heartbeat has grown from a network of 100 affiliated pregnancy help centers to the most expansive network of pregnancy help ministries in the world, with 1,800 pregnancy help centers, medical clinics, maternity homes, non-profit adoption agencies, and abortion recovery programs, on every inhabited continent (over 1,200 in the United States). Mrs. Hartshorn will be giving the keynote address at the SFLA West Coast Conference.
The SFLA East Coast National Conference is the largest pro-life conference in the world and SFLA is proud to host the second annual West Coast Conference, which saw huge success its first year. It is an honor to be able to give these two dynamic, pro-life heroes the highest award that SFLA gives out at our national conferences.
Previous Defenders of Life Award winners include Congressman Christopher Smith (R-NJ), Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, Father Frank Pavone, Abby Johnson, David Bereit, and Phyllis Schlafly.
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