|Secular Pro-Life's presentation at the 2016 Pro-Life Women's Conference|
Last summer, the inaugural Pro-Life Women's Conference was held in Dallas, TX. Although it was originally envisioned as an every-other-year affair, it was so successful that the organizers have decided to make it an annual event! The 2017 Pro-Life Women's Conference will be held in Orlando, FL on the evening of Friday, June 23 and all day Saturday, June 24 and Sunday, June 25.
I cannot recommend this conference enough. While online organizing is great, there's something special about building connections in person. Last year's conference was extremely informative, including a private screening of Planned Parenthood's abortion "counseling" instructional videos (Cliff's Notes: you're not supposed to suggest that she may need more time to make a decision) and a whole lot more. As I summed it up at the time:
The diversity was incredible. Beyond being pro-life women, we had little else in common. People old enough to remember 1973 mingled with high school students. Mothers brought their young children. A significant fraction of attendees and speakers were people of color. The conference was friendly to wheelchair users.
I encountered stridently conservative Christians, and members of the Pro-Life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians. I met the president of Democrats for Life, and a woman who is running for state office as a libertarian. And we came from all segments of the pro-life movement: pregnancy center leaders, campus activists, abortion survivors, sidewalk counselors, political lobbyists, birth mothers, and former abortion workers.I also had the privilege of speaking at last year's conference:
This year's schedule hasn't been announced yet. But whether or not I speak, Secular Pro-Life will definitely be there. We have already signed up to sponsor a booth, and I am counting down the days to June 23. Hope to see you there!
P.S.: When we have booths at conferences, we always bring lots of secular pro-life literature for attendees to take home and distribute in their communities. That costs money, so if you'd like to chip in, we'd greatly appreciate your donation.