Prominent Leaders To Headline a Pro-Life Summit:
“History Maker: Casting a Vision for A Post-Roe Future”
WASHINGTON D.C. (08-01-19) – After years of sponsoring the nation’s largest pro-life training conference empowering millennials, Students for Life of America is joining forces with leading pro-life, pro-family organizations to expand the annual training conference to the pro-life movement at large. Students for Life of America, Students for Life Action, the Heritage Foundation, Heritage Action, Live Action, and Alliance Defending Freedom will sponsor the first-ever National Pro-Life Summit, themed “History Maker: Casting a Vision for a Post-Roe Future,” a pro-life summit dedicated to equipping and activating attendees.
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Slated for the day after the March for Life, Jan. 25, 2020, the event will take place at the Marriott Marquis Washington D.C. beginning at 9:00 am ET.
ANTICIPATE SURPRISES TO THE SPEAKING ROSTER:
Many prominent speakers will be announced closer to the events, but headlining the Summit will be Students for Life of America President Kristan Hawkins, Vice President of Heritage’s Institute for Family, Community, and Opportunity Dr. Charmaine Yoest, Live Action President Lila Rose, and Alliance Defending Freedom President, CEO and General Counsel Michael Farris.
Already confirmed are former Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, author and daughter of Vice President Mike Pence, Charlotte Pence, and NFL Super Bowl Champion and two-time NFL All-Pro Center Matt Birk.
“The Pro-life Generation will be History Makers as their defense of the vulnerable tips the scales of justice in favor of Life. We know that Roe v. Wade will become a historical footnote in our nation, and this Summit is part of our preparation for the day when abortion returns to the states and when Americans can have a voice and a vote for life,” said Hawkins.
Lila Rose, Founder and President of Live Action, noted:
“I’m thrilled for Live Action to partner with ADF, Heritage, and SFLA to equip thousands of activists to engage their communities and make abortion unthinkable. Abortion is our nation’s greatest human rights abuse and with the passion, love, and determination of our movement, we can change history by ending it. The Supreme Court tried to mainstream and normalize abortion on demand through Roe v. Wade and my generation continues to call out the lie we’ve been told that killing our children is empowerment. It is not empowerment – it is exploitation of vulnerable women and children for profit. The pro-life movement is dedicated to creating the future we want to see in the world, one where every child is cherished, and every mother and father supported.”
Kevin Theriot, Senior Counsel and Vice President of Center for Life, Alliance Defending Freedom, said:
“Women and their unborn children deserve life-affirming support and care. Abortion eviscerates all chances of this by harming women and eliminating the life of her unborn child. The pro-life community recognizes the severity of this harm for mother and child and have mobilized the country to embrace a post-Roe world by establishing pregnancy centers, adoption providers, and multiple support systems for the mother. Alliance Defending Freedom is working to secure a post-Roe world – one where every life is treated with equal dignity and respect and where every life is given the opportunity to thrive. Our legal advocacy efforts have helped protect free speech and conscience rights for the pro-life community from all walks of life: college students, sidewalk counselors, medical professionals, pregnancy centers, business owners, and religious institutions. We will continue to defend those who defend life to ensure that every life is protected from conception to natural death.”
Jessica Anderson, Heritage Action Vice President, observed:
“Heritage Action is proud to lock arms with pro-life stalwarts like Students for Life, Alliance Defending Freedom, Live Action, and others to stand up for the sanctity of life. For years, Heritage Action has been working in the halls of Congress and across America to fight for life and liberty for every American, including the unborn. Heritage Action also leads a robust grassroots following of over 500,000 activists who are dedicated to holding Congress accountable to conservative principles. The right to life is foundational to our organization’s mission and values, and we will continue to do our part to fight for that right, both for the born and unborn.”
Earlier this year, Students for Life conducted a poll of Millennials on their views of abortion and found that 7 of 10 Millennials support limits on abortion through specific policies like parental notification, limiting abortions later in pregnancy, and opposition to government funding of abortion. The “History Maker” Pro-Life Summit will provide training in apologetics, strategy, and public policy along with access to some of the most significant leaders for Life who are active today.
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Students for Life of America is the nation’s largest, pro-life, youth organization. Headquartered in Fredericksburg, VA, SFLA serves more than 1,200 groups on college, universities and high school campuses in all 50 states.
Students for Life Action is the c4 arm of Students for Life of America established to educate, advocate, and engage the pro-life movement for a post-Roe America.
Live Action is a national non-profit organization dedicated to exposing the truth about abortion and affirming the life of every child. Live Action has the largest online following in the pro-life movement with over 3.6 million followers and an active email membership of over 550,000 people. Find out more at http://www.liveaction.org.
Alliance Defending Freedom is an alliance-building, non-profit legal organization that advocates for the right of people to freely live out their faith.
The Heritage Foundation is a research and educational institution that formulates and promotes conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense.
Heritage Action for America combines inside-the-Beltway lobbying with outside-the-Beltway grassroots pressure to ensure that conservative principles are not only maintained, but flourish, both now and for future generations.